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Single Idea 13988

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 8. Facts / c. Facts and truths]

Full Idea

There are many sentences which do not state facts, while there are no facts which (in principle) could not be stated.

Gist of Idea

Many sentences do not state facts, but there are no facts which could not be stated


Gilbert Ryle (Are there propositions? [1930], 'Substitute')

Book Reference

Ryle,Gilbert: 'Collected Essays 2 1929-1968' [Routledge 2009], p.35

A Reaction

Hm. This seems like a nice challenge. The first problem would be infinite facts. Then complex universal facts, beyond the cognizance of any mind. Then facts that change faster than thinking can change. Do you give up yet? Then there's....