The pragmatic concept of truth

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Johnson, John Prescott
Truth; Pragmatism; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy
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The pragmatic concept of truth is both a reaction from and an attack against the older epistemology of the absolutists. Since Plato's time truth had been defined in terms of the idea's copying a transcendental reality. When the pragmatists arrived they felt that this immediate correspondence of the idea was insufficient to establish the content and proof of the truth of the idea.