FOM: truth and Aristotle

Kanovei kanovei at
Mon Mar 4 17:14:24 EST 2002

>Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:56:01 -0600
>From: William  Tait <wwtx at>

>I quoted (or paraphrased) Aristotle [...] 
>``Things are two ways; for it is not the same 
>to be prior by nature and prior in relation to us...'' [...] 
>For, even if Aristotle or Frege had not written it, 
>it is nevertheless true.

May I ask you, ``true'' in the last line, means true by nature 
or should be considered as true in relation to us even if the 
Aristotle had not actually written it?


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