Paper Information

Journal:   FALSAFEH (THE IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY)   FALL 2010-WINTER 2011 , Volume 38 , Number 2; Page(s) 137 To 174.
 
Paper: 

TRUTH AND JUSTIFICATION

 
 
Author(s):  KOWKAB SAEIDEH*
 
* UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

Within the linguistic paradigm, there is a problem that was always connected with coherence conceptions of truth: how we may, in light of the evidence available to us, raise an unconditional truth claim that aims beyond what is justified. In other words, within the linguistic paradigm, if the truth of a proposition can no longer be conceived as correspondence with something in the world, then how truth is to be distinguished from justification. In responding to this question, there are two major doctrines. On the one hand, from the pragmatic radicalization of the linguistic turn Richard Rorty obtains a nonrealist understanding of knowledge and assimilates truth to justification. For Rorty, because there is nothing apart from justification, and because there is no way to get outside our beliefs and our language so as to find some test other than coherence, the concept of truth is superfluous. On the other hand, others, including Jurgen Habermas, attempt to take account of realist intuitions. For Habermas, there is internal connection between justification and truth, and a justification successful in our justificatory context points in favor of the context –independent truth of the justified belief. To account for internal relation between justification and truth, Habermas only appeals to the interaction between actions and discourses. Only the entwining of the two different pragmatic roles played by the concept of truth in action contexts and in rational discourses can why a successful justification of a belief according to our standards points in favor of the truth of that belief.

 
Keyword(s): TRUTH, JUSTIFICATION, PARADIGM, ACTION AND DISCOURSE, PRAGMATISM
 
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