[lit-ideas] Re: TLP1: Elements and their relations in giving the sense of 'p'

  • From: Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:48:46 -0800

Phil quotes me

"If this is what Phil claimed, then he was mistaken in claiming it.
The sense of a proposition is, roughly, what would be the case if it
were true. (False sentence have a sense; their falsity could not be
determined otherwise.)"

and replies

I did not make the claim that is ascribed to me above.

and goes on to say what he said on 20 December of last year

"For Wittgenstein in the TLP, the sense of a picture lies in the
states of affairs, that is the relations between things, that are

I apologize for mis-characterizing Phil's views, and am grateful for his clarification.

Robert Paul
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