Correspondance thoery of truth on negative truths

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Philosophy

 

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John J

 

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September 9, 2016

 

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University

 

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However if we are to maintain the correspondence theory of truth we have to address such negative claims. Correspondence theorists claim that the words we use correspond to something in reality or some state of affairs, but a negative claim does not follow this rule, it does not have a truthmaker. A negative claim does not refer to anything in reality, instead it refers to realities lack of something...
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A negative claim does not refer to anything in reality, instead it refers to realities lack of something. In a sense a negative claim is that of an abstract one, not relating to anything physical but instead to an abstract thought, an absence. A negative claim does not have a truth maker as you cannot point to the non existing cat that isn't on the matt or at least we must try to find a truthmaker for these negative facts that is compatible with the correspondence theory of truth...
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