Problems of Philosophy

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Chapter 12 - Truth and Falsehood

Summary Chapter 12 - Truth and Falsehood

Here, Russell has established a structured basis for our reasoning, a criterion distinguishing truth from falsehood. It takes the form of a complex,grammatical form against which we can measure our beliefs. Thus, Russell's criterion for truth is essentially a correspondence between belief and fact. His next chapter will undertake the separate question as to which of our beliefs are true or false.