This Theory Of Truth Is The Agreement Of Things With One Another

Specifically, without the standard of truth, assertive discourse would be almost downgraded to undetect. In the absence of the standard of truth, spokespeople could only be brought to justice by misrepresenting things they themselves do not believe in (thus violating the standard of “subjective persuasiveness”) or for things for which they do not have sufficient evidence (thus undermining the standard of “justified personal applicability” (Price 2003: 173-174). The standard of truth is a prerequisite for genuine disagreements between people who speak sincerely and from their own point of view with good reasons. It offers the “friction” we need to treat differences of opinion as requiring a real solution: otherwise, “differences of opinion would slide against each other” (Price 2003: 180-181). In summary, the notion of truth plays a vital role in enabling assertive discourse that ensures that claims go hand in hand with commitments and draw attention to contradictory claims. . . .


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