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Single Idea 20823

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 5. Truth Bearers]

Full Idea

Some located the true and the false in the thing signified (Dion himself), some located it in the utterance ('Dion'), and some in the motion of the intellect (what foreigners do not undestand when they hear 'Dion')..

Gist of Idea

The truth bearers are said to be the signified, or the signifier, or the meaning of the signifier


report of Stoic school (fragments/reports [c.200 BCE]) by Sextus Empiricus - Against the Mathematicians 8.11

Book Reference

'The Stoics Reader', ed/tr. Inwood,B/Gerson,L.P. [Hackett 2008], p.89

A Reaction

[View is attributed to Dogmatists, which also includes Epicureans] I love the definition of what we might call 'meaning' as what foreigners fail to understand when they hear it. I don't think the debate has got any further today. His example is one word.