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The Coherence Theory of Truth

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[Revised entry by James O. Young on June 26, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A coherence theory of truth states that the truth of any (true) proposition consists in its coherence with some specified set of propositions. The coherence theory differs from its principal competitor, the correspondence theory of truth, in two essential respects. The competing theories give conflicting accounts of the relation that propositions bear to their truth conditions. (In this article, 'proposition' is not used in any technical sense....

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