Transcendental deduction

Transcendental deduction: Logical analysis in which the necessary presuppositions of the intelligibility of a claim or position are deduced from it as self-evident (eg., the necessary presupposition that all humanity is European in the statement “Columbus discovered America”). Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John… Read More

Transcendental God

Transcendental God: God understood as separate from and above the world, eternal and unchanging in nature, and unaffected by human history – the standard conception of theisms across cultures. A life-coherently transcendental possibility of God – developing as the laws of the universe and the world develop but impelling more inclusive possibility beyond them – is… Read More

Truth

Truth: Truth is not an end state, but a process of more coherently inclusive taking into account: With way stations of soundness, that is, consistency with available evidence, other statements and requirements of life support systems. See also Validity. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John… Read More

Truth-functional argument schema

Truth-functional argument schema: A sentence essentially containing a term whose meaning is embedded in a particular scientific theory. 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. 

Truth-functional argument schema

Truth-functional argument schema: An argument schema whose validity may be determined by converting it to a conditional sentence schema and  testing the latter for tautologousness. 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

Truth-functional sentence

Truth-functional sentence: Any sentence whose truth-value is a function of the values of its component sentences. 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. 

Truth-table definition

Truth-table definition: A type of definition for logical operators based on an exhaustive listing of the truth-value of sentences formed by those operators. 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,… Read More

Truth-table test

Truth-table test: A type of test for tautologousness of truth-functional sentences. 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.