Single Idea 19465

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

Full Idea

It is essential that the reality shall be distinct from the idea. But then there can be no complete correspondence, no complete truth.

Gist of Idea

There cannot be complete correspondence, because ideas and reality are quite different


Gottlob Frege (The Thought: a Logical Enquiry [1918], p.327 (60))

Book Reference

Frege,Gottlob: 'The Frege Reader', ed/tr. Beaney,Michael [Blackwell 1997], p.327

A Reaction

He thinks that logic can give a perfect account of truth, or at least the extension of truth, where ordinary language will always fail. I wonder what he would have thought of Tarski's theory?

Related Idea

Idea 6277 Correspondence between concepts and unconceptualised reality is impossible [Putnam]