The pragmatic concept of truth

Publication Year:
1948
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/etd/18
Author(s):
Johnson, John Prescott
Tags:
Truth; Pragmatism; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy
thesis / dissertation description
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.