Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The pragmatic concept of truth is both a reaction from and an attack against the older epistemology of the absolutists. Since Plato's time truth had been defined in terms of the idea's copying a transcendental reality. When the pragmatists arrived they felt that this immediate correspondence of the idea was insufficient to establish the content and proof of the truth of the idea.
Johnson, John Prescott, "The pragmatic concept of truth" (1948). Electronic Thesis Collection. 18.