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Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 19:51:00 +0000
Subject: BHA: Bhaskar and truth

Hi all

I have just been revisiting RBs stuff on truth - the tetrapolity. I found some discussion on the list back in 1998 - can anyone think of anything much written about it since then?

A couple of questions:

i) It struck me as in fact very similar to the old definition of knowledge as true, justified, belief

Belief - normative fiduciary - this is something I believe
Justified - adequating and warrented - there is justification for it
True - some combination of referential-expressive and ontological/alethic

Is this an interesting contrast or just a coincidence?

ii) I still couldn't really make any sense of referential-expressive even with a bit of extra explanation from Mervyn. Could anyone help me with this, especially with some examples?



Dr. John Mingers
Professor of OR and Systems
 Warwick Business School
 Warwick University
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