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If x is the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, then x is 1776. True or False?

 
 
Reply Sun 16 Oct, 2011 06:44 pm
True or False? If x is the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, then x is 1776.

Does a counterexample exist? Could it have been signed in a different year.

The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.
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Reply Sun 16 Oct, 2011 11:13 pm
@browser32,
If you are looking for nitpicking.....whose calendar ?.....whose Declaration of Independence ?
The philosophical point is that "truth" is "what works" (pragmatism)...social or paradigmatic context is always a factor. Disembodied "atomic" statements are contrived (Wittgenstein...."meaning is usage").
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