[lit-ideas] Re: Here's a useful word for the list....

  • From: "Phil Enns" <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:40:41 -0500

Eric Yost wrote:

"How about "You do." as the only satisfactory reply to the  question
"What makes a statement true"? Insofar as we are the local
representative of the world, that is."

Then there could be no meaning to the word 'true' since one could never
be wrong.  Every bit of language use is about the world and so it is the
world that makes possible all those instances where we want to say
something true.


Phil Enns
Toronto, ON

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