+1-415-670-9189
info@expertsmind.com
Perspectives of truth and reality
Course:- Other Subject
Reference No.:- EM1386733




Assignment Help
Expertsmind Rated 4.9 / 5 based on 47215 reviews.
Review Site
Assignment Help >> Other Subject

1) In your words, what is James' theory of truth? Using James' theory, measure the truth of the statement "the world is flat" for a traveler in the 5th century.

James uses the words "truth" in the same way that most of us use the word "useful" today. Essentially he taught that if a belief was useful or if it "worked" then it was true. If I believe that my car is a reliable safe car and I have never had an accident in it and it gets me to work on time without breaking down, then that belief is true. If I believe my kids are good kids because they meet my standard of "good" then my belief about them is true. In a very real sense James' theory of truth is tied to the interaction of an individual with the world around him. Truth cannot be discovered by meditating on an unsolved question. Truth can only be discovered by living life and trying out my ideas in the real world. One consequence of James' theory is that truth is a very individualistic concept. Universal, absolute truth would be very hard to come by if not impossible




Put your comment
 
Minimize


Ask Question & Get Answers from Experts
Browse some more (Other Subject) Materials
Sociologists stress that family life is not just a reflection of individual decisions but also the social structure of the broader society. Using concepts or theories from thi
Identify ways to make a solar installation more efficient with today's technology. Discuss the importance of location when designing a solar array. Apply the theory of thermod
What kinds of ethical dilemmas might a researcher encounter when conducting a study on how black women lost loved ones to inner city violence (conflict of interest, vulnerab
Roxanne was injured when she fell in a hole while walking across her landlord's parking lot. She and her lawyer hope they can settle the claim. Which of the following statemen
Briefly discuss a recent event or issue in the news that had involved race or ethnicity. How was the story framed? How does the source of the story affect the way the story
Analyze and prepare journal entries for transactions  -  Prepare an unadjusted trial balance -  Analyze and prepare journal entries for January 2016 adjustments.
Discuss similarities and differences in the roles economics play in as policy advisors and scientists. How would advice offered to policy makers differ depending on which role
Culture is the focus of social agency. Please describe the characteristics of culture and the relationships between the individual, meaningful symbols, diverse behavioral pa