What is Truth?

  • Moritz Schlick
Part of the LEP Library of Exact Philosophy book series (LEP, volume 11)


What is our purpose in coordinating concepts to objects? The answer has already been given: to be able to make judgments about objects. But why do we make judgments about objects, why do we coordinate judgments as signs to facts? To answer this, we need only make clear to ourselves what end is served generally by the use of signs.


Negative Judgment True Judgment Unique Coordination Cognitive Object False Judgment 
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    That there is essential agreement is confirmed by Kreibig (Zeitschrift für Psychologie, Vol. 61, 1912, p. 281) in connection with a discussion of my paper “Das Wesen der Wahrheit” (Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie, 1910, Vol. 34).Google Scholar

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