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Ideas for George Engelbretsen, R Kaplan / E Kaplan and John Duns Scotus

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7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 8. Facts / a. Facts
Facts are not in the world - they are properties of the world [Engelbretsen]
     Full Idea: Facts must be viewed as properties of the world - not as things in the world.
     From: George Engelbretsen (Trees, Terms and Truth [2005], 4)
     A reaction: Not sure I'm happy with either of these. Do animals grasp facts? If not, are they (as Strawson said) just the truths expressed by true sentences? That is not a clear idea either, given that facts are not the sentences themselves. Facts overlap.