Benson Mates

in The Philosophy of Leibniz

Published in print June 1989 | ISBN: 9780195059465
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833429 | DOI:

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Leibniz has a very special, and philosophically notorious, way of understanding what it means to say that a proposition is true. His best known and most important dictum on the subject is “a proposition is true if its predicate is included in its subject.” The present chapter consists largely of an explication, elaboration, and critique of this idea.

Keywords: concept; existential proposition; Judas peccaturus; Leibniz; predicate; proposition; reduction; transformation; truth

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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