Does science seek the truth?

María José Frapolli
Universidade de Granada, Spain

General contents are essentially linked to the kind of practices that make us rational beings. A background picture of the world, whith the minimal stability required to permit some trading with our surroundings, needs entertaining general thoughts. Truth is a means of dealing with them. The title of this talk, “Do sciences seek the truth?”, admits a short answer (Of course, they do! What else?) and a longer one. The longer answer will explain that truth ascriptions work as propositional variables, and that propositional variables are required to generalize over propositions. The sentence “sciences seek the truth” expresses a propositional generalization, which will be analyzed in the talk.

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