Tag: Semantics


Some Remarks on Truth and Justification

The notion of truth is probably one of the most central notions in science and philosophy, if not in humanity’s engagement with the world in general, but it is also a somewhat problematic notion that is prone to confusion. And consequently, not all talk about β€œtruth” is really about truth. A couple of years ago, I wrote a paper titled β€œRecognizing β€˜Truth’ in Chinese Philosophy” on the difficulty of recognizing concepts of β€œtruth” and philosophical theories about truth in non-Western philosophy, focusing on ancient Chinese philosophy. I argued there and elsewhere that the ancient Chinese didn’t have theories of truth,...