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Single Idea 19203

[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 4. Meaning as Truth-Conditions]

Full Idea

A sentence has truth conditions only in a context of use. And the truth conditions of many sentences can differ from one context of use to another (as in 'I am a philosopher').

Gist of Idea

A sentence's truth conditions depend on context


Trenton Merricks (Propositions [2015], 1.II)

Book Reference

Merricks,Trenton: 'Propositions' [OUP 2015], p.6

A Reaction

He is building a defence of propositions, because they are eternal, and have their truth conditions essentially. I too am a fan of propositions.