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Kevin Reuter
University of Zürich
Georg Brun
University of Bern
Abstract
Most philosophers have largely downplayed any relevance of multiple meanings of the folk concept of truth in the empirical domain. However, confusions about what truth is have surged in political and everyday discourse. In order to resolve these confusions, we argue that we need a more accurate picture of how the term ‘true’ is in fact used. Our experimental studies reveal that the use of ‘true’ shows substantial variance within the empirical domain, indicating that ‘true’ is ambiguous between a correspondence and a coherence reading. We then explore the consequences of these results for the project of re-engineering truth.
Keywords Truth  Theories of Truth  Empirical Studies  Correspondence Theory of Truth  Coherence Theory of Truth  Conceptual Engineering
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12370
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