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Single Idea 18368

[catalogued under 19. Language / D. Propositions / 2. Abstract Propositions / a. Propositions as sense]

Full Idea

The thesis of 'expressibility' says that for all being, there is a proposition (perhaps one never formulated by any mind at any time) that truly renders the existence and nature of this being.

Gist of Idea

For all being, there is a potential proposition which expresses its existence and nature


David M. Armstrong (Truth and Truthmakers [2004], 02.3.2)

Book Reference

Armstrong,D.M.: 'Truth and Truthmakers' [CUP 2004], p.9

A Reaction

[He credits Stephen Read 2000:68-9 for this] Armstrong accepts this, but I deny it. I can't make any sense of this vast plethora of propositions, each exactly expressing some minute nuance of the infinity complexity of all being.