Correspondence theory of truth

Correspondence theory of truth: ‘p is true’ means ‘p corresponds to some aspect of the (natural or even supernatural) world’. In general, the ancient idea that claims must correspond to facts to be true. This idea has given rise to questions about what are the criteria of “facts’” and “correspondence”, to which the reigning answer is… Read More

Cosmology

Cosmology: study of the physical universe as a unified totality of phenomena. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Covering law model of scientific explanation

Covering law model of scientific explanation: A model which assumes scientific explanations are sound arguments containing at least one premise that is a scientific law. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support… Read More