Nominal Definition

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Pragmatic Theory Of Truth - Peirce
... aspect of the pragmatic sign relation, he is also quite explicit in saying that definitions of truth based on mere correspondence are no more than nominal definitions, which he follows ... is the correspondence of a representation with its object is, as Kant says, merely the nominal definition of it ... the relationship between his pragmatic definition of truth and any theory of truth that leaves it solely and simply a matter of representations corresponding with their objects ...
Truth - Notable Views - Modern Age - Kant
... Immanuel Kant endorses a definition of truth along the lines of the correspondence theory of truth ... Kant writes in the Critique of Pure Reason "The nominal definition of truth, namely that it is the agreement of cognition with its object, is here granted and presupposed" ... However, Kant denies that this correspondence definition of truth provides us with a test or criterion to establish which judgements are true ...

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