The Attestation Theory Of Truth

[I] supposed I should state this clearly, and probably write a little history of Truth in order to get across why we tend to use Platonic truth. But I’ll have to get to that in my chapter on Truth.

If we require, as does science, that we reduce all statements to operational language, then what action are we describing when we use the term ‘Truth”?

We are using its original meaning as “as true as possible given the best of my abilities”.

All other truths are platonist.

Described as human action, ‘Truth’ can only describe attestation because it is only such attestation that can be brought into observable existence.

This solves the long standing problem of the hierarchy of truth.


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