Thursday, February 15, 2007

3.14 A propositional token consists in its elements, the words, relating to each other in a definite way.

A propositional token is a fact.

See 2. A sentence (propositional token) is a state of affairs that exists. True enough. It can also be a picture (see 2.16) and a thought. So the distinction between world and representation is further blurred or erased. A sentence not only expresses a thought (see 3.1), it actually is one, or at least can be. We seem to able to cut thoughts and propositions from our metaphysics, if we have one, and see that these terms are logical terms of art, no more. And, by this point, perhaps scarcely even that for Wittgenstein.

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