James: Truth

„The truth of an idea is not a stagnant property inherent in it. Truth HAPPENS to an idea. It BECOMES true, is MADE true by events. Its verity is in fact an event, a process: the process namely of its verifying itself, its veri-FICATION. Its validity is the process of its valid-ATION.“ (p. 169) #James #truth #veri-FICATION #valid-ATION

James, William, Pragmatism. A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking 1907.