Definitions

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  • n. A statement that is true according to the worldview of a particular subject, rather than objectively true.

Etymologies

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Coined by Michel Foucault.

Examples

  • Assertion is secondary and doesn't directly implicate the subject (i.e., something is true whether or not I say it is) - whereas "veridiction" constitutes the subject, puts the subject at stake.

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  • The attempt to reconcile faith as a performative experience of veridiction, or truth-telling, with the belief in a series of assertive dogmas, is the service and, at the same time, the central contradiction of the Church.

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  • Law and religion more generally represent an attempt to get veridiction under control, to clearly separate truth and lies, etc.

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  • Via a connection that is not entirely clear to me, Agamben then moves on to say that the conflict between faith and reason comes down to a conflict between veridiction

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  • This is the reason why philosophy, which does not try to fixate veridiction within a system of codified truth but, in each and every event of language, leads to the word and exposes the veridiction on which it is founded, is necessarily what we may call vera religio.

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  • Paul gets at veridiction with his talk of "the word of faith" being in your mouth and heart - later Christianity bastardizes this by turning faith into an assertorial rather than veridictive reality.

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  • Performatives are the remnant of this constitutive veridiction.

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