Do good explanations have to be true? - Coggle Diagram
Do good explanations have to be true?
Theories of truth
Pragmatism: knowledge that can be applied in real-life contexts
Coherentism: knowledge improves thinking
Correspondence theory: in accordance with reality
An account that is formulated with an intent to clarify.
Conveys something in all its complexity
How important are different theories of truth amongst different AOKs?
Does truth have to be objective?
Is it possible for there to exist more than one truth?
What must good explanations do?
Possible real-world examples
Basic human anatomy: "blue" and "red" blood
Electricity: water as a substitutes for electrons to explain current, voltage, resistance etc.
Simplifications and models
Ideal gas law
Assumption: ideal gases
Microeconomics: law of supply and demand
Assumption: ceteris parabis
Four humours theory