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Single Idea 18731

[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 2. Defining Truth]

Full Idea

It is wrong to say that there is any one theory of truth, for truth is not a concept.

Gist of Idea

There is no theory of truth, because it isn't a concept


Ludwig Wittgenstein (Lectures 1930-32 (student notes) [1931], C V B)

Book Reference

Wittgenstein,Ludwig: 'Lectures in Cambridge 1930-32', ed/tr. Lee,Desmond [Blackwell 1980], p.75

A Reaction

This makes you wonder how he understood the word 'concept'. In most modern discussions truth seems to be a concept, and in Frege it can be an unsaturated predicate which is satisfied by sentences or thoughts.