Single Idea 18916

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 8. Facts / a. Facts]

Full Idea

Facts must be viewed as properties of the world - not as things in the world.

Gist of Idea

Facts are not in the world - they are properties of the world


George Engelbretsen (Trees, Terms and Truth [2005], 4)

Book Reference

'The Old New Logic', ed/tr. Oderberg,David S. [MIT 2005], p.43

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.

Related Idea

Idea 10843 Facts aren't exactly true statements, but they are what those statements say [Strawson,P]