domingo, 22 de dezembro de 2013


The difference is not a mere matter of tha presence of some ancillary thought from which the connections in the former case derive their status.

In the case of thinking is is not really ideas that are connected, but things, properties, concepts, relations.

A thought always contains something reaching out beyond the particular case so that this is presented to us a falling under something general.

In language the distinctive character of a thought finds expression in the copula or personal ending of the verb.

A criterion for wheter a mode of connection constitutes a thought is that it makes sense to ask wheter it is true or untrue.

What true, I hold to be indefinable.

The expression in language for a thought is a sentence. We also speak in an extended sense of the truth of a sentence.

A sentence can be true or untrue only if it is an expression for a thought.

The sentence ‘Leo Sachse is a man’ is the expression of a thought only if Leo Sachse designates something. And so too the sentence ‘this tables is round’ is the expression of a thought only if the words ‘this table’ are not empty sounds but designate something specific for me.


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