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Alethischer Pragmatismus 


Zurück zum Heft: Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie 2014/2: Wahrheit
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»Alethic Pragmatism« is the seemingly complicated term for a rather trivial philosophical enterprise. Coined in allusion to Alston’s »alethic realism,« alethic pragmatism calls attention not only to the propositional but also to the procedural aspects of truth. Reaching back to the Peircean and Jamesian origins of pragmatism’s tradition, this paper deciphers different acts of verification, validation and truth-making. Special attention is devoted to alethic pragmatism’s concept of facticity and validity (or validation, Geltung). It is argued that one possible sense of bringing about truth could lie in the various performative linguistic, and scriptural acts determined to make propositions valid within a given system of beliefs or propositions.