Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 303–313 | Cite as

Korrespondenz und Kohärenz

Fragen an ein Versöhnungsprogramm
  • Geo Siegwart


Coherence and Correspondence. Questions on a Programme of Reconciliation. Nicholas Rescher has recently proposed an original synthesis of the correspondence and the coherence idea. My purpose is a critical examination of this proposal. Against the background of a sketch of Rescher's general truth-conception and the synthesis mentioned above, I ask two questions. First: Given that coherence can only be the criterion of truth, if it forms a constitutive part of the concept of truth too; why not accept the inverse idea, which postulates the criterion-presence of correspondence? Secondly: Given the plausibility of the theoretical framework which allows the synthesis; why not accept a framework which allows a global synthesis between all truth-theories?

Key words

Korrespondenz Kohärenz Wahrheit Wahrheitsdefinition Wahreitskriterium Rescher 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geo Siegwart
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  1. 1.Universität/Gesamthochschule Essen Fb. 1, Fach PhilosophieEssen 1Germany

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