Single Idea 9134

[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 5. Meaning as Verification]

Full Idea

The negation of any meaningful sentence must itself be meaningful.

Gist of Idea

The negation of a meaningful sentence must itself be meaningful


Roy Sorensen (Vagueness and Contradiction [2001], 8.1)

Book Reference

Sorensen,Roy: 'Vagueness and Contradiction' [OUP 2004], p.125

A Reaction

Nice. Compare 'there is another prime number beyond the highest one we have found' with its negation. The first seems verifiable in principle, but the second one doesn't. So the verificationist must deny Sorensen's idea?