Single Idea 4737

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 5. Truth Bearers]

Full Idea

The tradition of the Stoics and Frege says that truth-bearers are propositions, Descartes and the classical empiricist say they are ideas or beliefs, and Ockham and Quine say they are sentences or utterances.

Gist of Idea

Are truth-bearers propositions, or ideas/beliefs, or sentences/utterances?


Pascal Engel (Truth [2002], 1.1)

Book Reference

Engel,Pascal: 'Truth' [Acumen 2002], p.11

A Reaction

I'm with propositions, which are unambiguous, can be expressed in a variety of ways, embody the 'logical form' of sentences, and could be physically embodied in brains (the language of thought?).