Single Idea 2347

[catalogued under 3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 1. Redundant Truth]

Full Idea

If you say "I am going to drive this car", and I say "That's true", that is very different from my saying "I am going to drive this car".

Gist of Idea

Asserting the truth of an indexical statement is not the same as uttering the statement

Source

Hilary Putnam (Representation and Reality [1988], 4 p.68)

Book Reference

Putnam,Hilary: 'Representation and Reality' [MIT 1992], p.68