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Single Idea 21531

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 4. Impossible objects]

Full Idea

Meinong's theory says that 'Pegasus is a flying horse' is true, while Russell's says that this assertion is false. The average man, if he knows his mythology, would probably agree with Meinong.

Gist of Idea

Common sense agrees with Meinong (rather than Russell) that 'Pegasus is a flying horse' is true

Source

comment on Bertrand Russell (Review: Meinong 'Untersuchungen zur..' [1905]) by Douglas Lackey - Intros to Russell's 'Essays in Analysis. p.19

A Reaction

It seems obvious that some disambiguation is needed here. Assenting to that assertion would be blatantly contextual. No one backs Pegasus at a race track.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Essays in Analysis', ed/tr. Lackey,Douglas [George Braziller 1973], p.19