Single Idea 10842

[catalogued under 3. Truth / C. Correspondence Truth / 2. Correspondence to Facts]

Full Idea

The fact which is stated by a true sentence is not something in the world.

Gist of Idea

The fact which is stated by a true sentence is not something in the world

Source

Peter F. Strawson (Truth [1950], 2)

Book Reference

'The Nature of Truth', ed/tr. Lynch, Michael P. [MIT 2001], p.452


A Reaction

Everything is in the world. This may just be a quibble over how we should use the word 'fact'. At some point the substance of what is stated in a sentence must eventually be out there, or we would never act on what we say.

Related Idea

Idea 14095 Facts are structures of worldly items, rather like sentences, individuated by their ingredients [Rosen]