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Single Idea 9107

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 1. Correspondence Truth]

Full Idea

If in the proposition 'This is an angel' subject and predicate stand for the same thing, the proposition is true.

Gist of Idea

A proposition is true if its subject and predicate stand for the same thing


William of Ockham (Summa totius logicae [1323], II.c.ii)

Book Reference

Ockham,William of: 'Ockham's Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Boehner,P [Hackett 1990], p.76

A Reaction

An interesting statement of what looks like a correspondence theory, employing the idea that both the subject and the predicate have a reference. I think Frege would say that 'x is an angel' is unsaturated, and so lacks reference.