Single Idea 14401

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / a. Nature of Being]

Full Idea

Every proposition, no matter what subject matter it may have, is entirely about being.

Gist of Idea

Every proposition is entirely about being


David Lewis (Things qua Truthmakers [2003], p.26), quoted by Trenton Merricks - Truth and Ontology 4.VI

Book Reference

Merricks,Trenton: 'Truth and Ontology' [OUP 2007], p.91

A Reaction

Since Lewis's propositions are sets of possible worlds, I presume this claim is made because proposition relates to all of the possible worlds, which therefore presumably embody Being.