If you believe that something is true, it doesn't mean that it is true in general, or also true for me or someone else ... (But I believe that it is true for you.)Something is true, if you believe it to be true. — A Realist
If you like, being true is what we do with felicitous statements; or "P" is true IFF P. — Banno
What does it mean to say that a statement is true?
Is it, as some assert, that a statement has the property of truth or is it that a statement is merely labelled as true?
The trouble with asserting that truth is a property of a statement is in finding a logical process by which the property of truth can be identified.(Tarski's artificial meta-system fails to answer this question.)
On the other side, if statements can only be labelled as 'true' by someone who considers that the statement conforms with the facts of the world as they see them or that it conforms with the axioms of a formal abstract system then the above-mentioned problem evaporates.
Then statements like' this statement is true' make no more sense than 'this statement is blue'. and statements like ' this statement is false' would no longer be problematic.
Of course it doesn't matter. But please complete the sentence "As long as you or I or him believe it to be true ..." (Then what?)It doesn't matter if it's true for others, as long as you or I or him believe it to be true. — A Realist
But this statement is neither true nor false! :smile: It's a known "paradox", or better, a self-contradictory statement. If I am a liar then this statement is a lie (false). But then, if this statement is a lie (false), it means that I'm not a liar. See the self-contradiction involved?"I am a Liar" which are by definition always true or always false. — A Realist
What have I to do with Socrates in this thread? :smile: Have you confound me with someone else?As for Socrates I am not even sure he ever existed, perhaps he is/was a fictional character...'. — A Realist
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