How to Think About the Correctness of Theistic Belief

Mirosław Szatkowski 1
  • 1 Department of Philosophy, Theory of Science and Religious Studies, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Mirosław Szatkowski

Abstract

Truth is a value in that sense that a belief is correct just in case it is true, which is frequently expressed in the metaphor that beliefs aim at truth. But, what does it mean to say that beliefs aim at truth? There are three most prominent approaches to this issue: purposive (or causal), teleological (or intentional), and normative. A comprehensive discussion of these approaches is the goal of our article. We also offer the hierarchy of languages and meta-languages, which gives a fragmentary account of the concept of God’s omniscience.

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