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  • n. Truth.
  • n. The degree to which something, such as a knowledge structure, is veridical; the degree to which an experience, perception, or interpretation accurately represents reality.

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Examples

  • It's up to the reader to decide how much veridicality they want out of the various facets of the stories they read.

    MIND MELD: Scientific Accuracy in Stories

  • I am someone to whom the question of veridicality is vital and who sees the trumpeting of "consensus" as though that were proof of anything as in itself an objection to AGW.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The standards of precision and veridicality are set by the needs of the problem to be solved, rather than existing as free-standing requirements of ever-greater precision.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • It is an item of faith for philosophers of science that the scientific enterprise is truth-enhancing, in this sense: the community of researchers follows a set of institutionally embodied processes that are well designed to enhancing the comprehensiveness and veridicality of our theories and weeding out the false theories.

    Scientific misconduct as a principal-agent problem

  • On this view, a particular experience E that is a veridical perception of a particular mind-independent object O will have an intentional content with a demonstrative element that successfully refers to O, and a distinct particular experience E* will have an intentional content with the same veridicality conditions only if its intentional content contains a demonstrative element that also refers to O.

    Petty Injuries

  • If E* is a hallucination it will not have an intentional content with a demonstrative element that successfully refers to O, so it will not have an intentional content with the same veridicality conditions as E.

    Petty Injuries

  • Suppose we now add the following assumption: If two experiences have intentional contents which differ in their veridicality conditions, then this is not just a respect in which these mental events differ, it is also amounts to a difference in their mental kinds.

    Petty Injuries

  • So it is worth considering how politics influences the course of science and how these influences affect the rationality or veridicality of the enterprise.

    Politics and science

  • This simple empiricist epistemology underwrites the strongest claims for veridicality and justification for the social sciences.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Second, there is a parallel point about veridicality that applies to narratives and theories as much as to maps.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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