alethiology


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alethiology

the branch of logic dealing with truth and error. — alethiologist, n.alethiological, adj.
See also: Truth and Error
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Levenson attempts to distance the Christian approach from a general approach, but the fact of the matter is that the Second Testament embraces the alethiology (understanding of truth) and rationality of a general approach.
goes on to propose that Lindbeck's narrative intratextuality is necessary but not sufficient and that his nonfoundationalism needs to be supplemented by "a foundational alethiology" (222).
But whether G.'s alternative is preferable depends on his working out ambiguities in his central notion of the "dialectical revelation of truth." It is hard to tell whether this is a definition of truth or a definition of how we test for the truth--surely a crucial distinction for any alethiology. In either case, it is not easy to say whether and how dialectic applies to itself, or itself provides a way beyond the continuing debate between ressourcement and aggiornamento views of tradition.