Exploring Truthing Truth
This website, as it develops, will consider the idea of Truth and other important related philosophical concepts such as Belief, Knowledge, Logic, Probability, Perception, Justification, Verification and Epistemic Relativism.
In our exploration of these concepts, I feel strongly that we should have regard to everyday experience, the nature of language, the structure of logic, and enlightening systematic studies of all kinds including (but not limited to) science, the philosophy of science and more general philosophical scholarship.
Much of what is written here is motivated by the belief that it is very often it is much more important to understand the justifications and motivations for our beliefs rather than be over-concerned about whether or not they are definitively and absolutely true or false. In addition, we should be prepared to revise our ideas in the light of experience and contemplation.
Contents Index (so far)
Part A: Truth
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Ordinary Language Meanings of Truth and Their Implications
2.1 A Linguistic Trap?
2.2 Testimonial Truth
2.3 True by Definition
2.4 Truth as Accuracy of Description
2.5 An Introduction to the use of the Term ‘Logical Truth’ in the Processes of Assertion and Argument
Part 1 Summary of Ideas
Part 2 Three Types of Logical Reasoning
Part 3 Logical Deduction
Part 4 Deductive Logic as Connected Assertions
Part 5 Induction, Abduction and Mechanistic Thinking
Part 6 Mill’s Methods
Part 7 Modal Logic and Other Topics
Part 8 Non-human Logic
2.6 Axioms or Assumed Truths
Section 3: Standard Explanatory Theories Concerning the Nature of Truth
Part B: Learning from Scientific Practice and the Philosophy of Science
Part C: Addendum
Section 7: An Explanatory Biographical Note