The introduction to this unit identified four distinct approaches to our understanding of truth:
- Correspondence theory
- Coherence theory
- Pragmatic theory
- Cognitive relativism
Think of a statement about ordinary life whose truth conditions seem to fit best naturally with one of these approaches in particular. describe your ex, and then think about what it would be like to assess the truth of this statement from one of the other approaches: What does the contrast tell us about how we understand the world around us?