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Single Idea 15829

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 8. States of Affairs]

Full Idea

We will say that the mark of a state of affairs is the fact that it is capable of being accepted.

Gist of Idea

The mark of a state of affairs is that it is capable of being accepted

Source

Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 4.2)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.117


A Reaction

I find this a quite bewildering proposal. It means that it is impossible for there to be a state of affairs which is beyond human conception, but why commit to that?