Single Idea 19471

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 7. Facts / c. Facts and truths]

Full Idea

A fact is a thought that is true.

Gist of Idea

A fact is a thought that is true


Gottlob Frege (The Thought: a Logical Enquiry [1918], p.342(74))

Book Reference

Frege,Gottlob: 'The Frege Reader', ed/tr. Beaney,Michael [Blackwell 1997], p.342

A Reaction

It strikes me as pretty obvious that facts are not thoughts, because they concern the contents of thoughts. You can't discuss facts without the notion of what a thought is 'about'. If I think about my garden, the relevant fact is aspects of my garden.