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Single Idea 13943

[catalogued under 19. Language / D. Propositions / 4. Mental Propositions]

Full Idea

We do sometimes say of something to which we have referred that it is true (or false). Are we not ordinarily doing just this when we utter such sentences as 'That's true' and 'What he said was false'?

Gist of Idea

We can attribute 'true' and 'false' to whatever it was that was said


Richard Cartwright (Propositions [1962], 03)

Book Reference

Cartwright,Richard: 'Philosophical Essays' [MIT 1987], p.34

A Reaction

This supports propositions, but doesn't clinch the matter. One could interpret this phenomenon as always being (implicitly) the reference of one sentence to another. However, I remember what he said, but I can't remember how he said it.