Monday, May 31, 2010

That was then, this is now

That was then:

Perry Robinson said,
June 30, 2008 at 11:03 am

And I wouldn’t think that a theory of inspiration would turn on a specific theory of truth like correspondence theory. I don’t see why a deflationary account wouldn’t do just as well.

Perry Robinson said,
July 2, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Prophetic statements can be true without correspondence. I don’t see any reason why they can’t be seen as true on deflationary accounts. Truth is the way things are, but it isn’t at all obvious that “the way things are” entails a congruence relation or correlation between two entities... I can agree that the historical events are the way Paul’s statements say they are, but that doesn’t necessarily imply a Correspondence Theory of truth and some “matching” relation.

This is now:

Perry Robinson said,
May 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

In answer to your philosophical query, in summary form, I am a realist and endorse a version of the correspondence theory of truth as say argued for by people like Richard Fumerton.


  1. Good memory.

    And good archival and retrieval skills.

    That's a fierce combination.