Monday, March 21, 2016

the parable of Frege's elephant.

To what shall we liken Frege’s view of the relations between statements, their truth, and their meanings? The truth is an elephant. Every true statement is a name for the elephant. If A and B are distinct names for the elephant, then the meanings of A and B are different aspects of the elephant—e.g. its trunk and its tail. 


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