Is this an improved definition of a truth bearer?

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PeteOlcott
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Is this an improved definition of a truth bearer?

Post by PeteOlcott » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:34 pm

A Truth Bearer is an analytical expression of formal or natural language that specifies a relation that can be tested and resolved to a single Boolean value.

odysseus
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Re: Is this an improved definition of a truth bearer?

Post by odysseus » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:46 pm

A Truth Bearer is an analytical expression of formal or natural language that specifies a relation that can be tested and resolved to a single Boolean value.
It is the kind of reasoning that can only take up matters that lend themselves to this kind true and false structure of thinking. Is it raining? Well, let me see. No. The (nontechnical) "Boolean" value is useful when simple assertions useful. Further, such reasoning applies to analytic "truths" as with tautologies and contradictions. Logic is assumed to be like this, though there are oddities I won't go into.

But beyond pragmatics and analyticity, the assumption that truth is reducible to true of false propositions leads to a distortion of the world, which is not a "proposition" and our thoughts about it, constrained by this kind of rigidity, become trivial things.

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Re: Is this an improved definition of a truth bearer?

Post by Impenitent » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:13 am

is it raining? not locally, but someplace on the planet rain is falling...

-Imp

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