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Single Idea 21542

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 6. Judgement / b. Error]

Full Idea

Correct judgements have a transcendent object; but with regard to incorrect judgements, it remains to examine whether 1) the object is immanent, 2) there is no object, or 3) the object is transcendent.

Gist of Idea

Do incorrect judgements have non-existent, or mental, or external objects?


Bertrand Russell (Meinong on Complexes and Assumptions [1904], p.67)

A Reaction

Why is it that only Russell seems to have taken this problem seriously? Its solution gives the clearest possible indicator of how the mind relates to the world.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Essays in Analysis', ed/tr. Lackey,Douglas [George Braziller 1973], p.67