13. The Correspondence Theory of Truth
(October 25, 2011)
0. Historical and Biographical Matters.
1. Our question: not what is true? but: in what does truth consist?
2. The simple answer: correspondence. But correspondence between what and what?
For the belief to be true is for it to correspond to reality.
My beliefs is true if it corresponds to the state of thing in the outside world
Russell thinks this though: my mind- idea of monkey- idea of carpet- idea of
spatial relationship between monkey and carpet
Outside world- real monkey – real carpet- real relationship
“my belief is true if the belief is true
My belief is a private internal thing, belonging to e
But that private thing only if a public thing- the belief is true
The 5 different sentences all express on and the same proposition
Utlimatley it is the proposition that is true or false
The belief= the proposition and notice a proposition is not a thing