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Truth from the Pragmatic Point of View

(Original title: Pravda očima pragmatika)
Organon F, 2006, vol. 13, No 4, pp. 451-480.
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Abstract

The paper tries to offer an overall pragmatic perspective on the concepts „knowledge“, „truth“, and „reality“. The perspective should also pick out the so-called metaphysics of „true world“ and show that the metaphysics is created by a long historical, and thatś why un-necessary, tradition. This arbitrary tradition is a reason for popularity of the correspondence theory of truth, in spite of the fact that nobody can explain what „correspondence“ means exactly. The author contrasts this metaphysics with the pragmatic metaphysics of „undemarcation of organism and enviroment“. In pragmatic terms, one truth is defined as a function of language, and hence as a function of life.

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