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The Difference Between Truth and Reality. And what does fact stand for?

I'm interested in the different forms of actuality. Fact For me fact must be a constant, base level of deducted 'fact'. Something that cannot be disproved. For instance, fire is hot. Fact is ...
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Operational Definition: 'Intelligence is the property measured by IQ.'

If we define intelligence as above in the title, is the following statement true? The question whether the above operational definition is too broad does not depend on whether what it actually ...
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Can the problem of criterion be extended?

The problem of criterion simply states two claims: I can only identify instances of knowledge provided I already know what the criteria for knowledge are I can only know what the criteria for ...
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Avoiding A Dilemma About Definitions

Suppose we naively concieved of a word as being defined when it is expressed in terms of other words. I call this naive because it runs into a problem: while some words may be expressed in terms of ...
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Term for the idea that regardless of our philosophy, only the observable/physical matters

I'm looking for terms that define the following presuppositions: every action should be valued based on its outcomes, not choosing is a choice impact of an action must be valued based on the ...
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Compositional relations vs definitional relations, always distinct kinds of relations?

Are compositional (mereological) relations always distinct from definitional relations, or can compositional relations be considered definitional relation in some cases? Does this depend on whether we ...