Single Idea 4751

[catalogued under 3. Truth / H. Deflationary Truth / 3. Minimalist Truth]

Full Idea

We could compare the status of 'true' with the status of the logical operator 'and' in logic. Once we have explained how it functions to conjoin two propositions, there is not much more to be said about it.

Gist of Idea

Maybe there is no more to be said about 'true' than there is about the function of 'and' in logic


Pascal Engel (Truth [2002], 2.4)

Book Reference

Engel,Pascal: 'Truth' [Acumen 2002], p.50

A Reaction

A good statement of the minimalist view. I don't believe it, because I don't believe that truth is confined to language. An uneasy feeling I can't put into words can turn out to be true. Truth is a relational feature of mental states.