|A Middlesex University resource provided by Andrew Roberts - Click for referencing advice|
Social Science Dictionary
Andrew Roberts' home page Society and Science home page Durkheim extracts
Extracts from Dewey
Dewey, J. 1938/Log Logic: The Theory of Inquiry.
3.17 Formal Functions and Cannons p. 328
6 Peirce' definition The best definition of truth which is known to me is that of Peirce: "The opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate is what we mean by the truth, and the object represented by this opinion is the real." [[Pei34]], p. 268. A more complete (and more suggestive) statement is the following: "Truth is that concordance of an abstract statement with the ideal limit towards which endless investigation would tend to bring scientific belief, which concordance the abstract statement may possess by virtue of the confession of its inaccuracy and one-sidedness, and this confession is an essential ingredient of truth." (Ibid., pp. 394-5).
Study links outside this site
Andrew Roberts' web Study Guide
Picture introduction to this site
Top of Page Take a Break - Read a Poem
Click coloured words to go where you want
Andrew Roberts likes to hear from users: