A coherence theory of truth


  • NewtonC. A. da Costa Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Otávio Bueno University of South Carolina
  • Steven French University of Leeds


Teoria coerentista da verdade, Estruturas parciais, Quase-verdade


In this paper, we provide a new formulation of a coherence theory of truth using the resources of the partial structures approach − in particular the notions of partial structure and quasi-truth. After developing this new formulation, we apply the resulting theory to the philosophy of mathematics, and argue that it can be used to develop a new account of nominalism in mathematics. This application illustrates the strength and usefulness of the proposed formulation of a coherence theory of truth.


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Biografia do Autor

NewtonC. A. da Costa, Federal University of Santa Catarina

Professor from Department of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

Otávio Bueno, University of South Carolina

Professor from Department of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina.

Steven French, University of Leeds

Professor from School of Philosophy at the University of Leeds.


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COSTA, N. A. da .; BUENO, O.; FRENCH, S. A coherence theory of truth. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 30, n. 2, p. 539–568, 2007. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8643447. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2022.