David Corfield fact

What to make of fact, state of affairs, proposition? Wittgenstein seems implausible

A state of affairs is what corresponds to an elementary proposition, if it is true. A fact is what corresponds to the logical product of elementary propositions, if this product is true.

Isn’t part of it that we need to complete

kind : type = ??? : proposition

“Types are on the side of mind, kinds are on the side of the world.”

What of Vendler’s claim that if we are working up to the abstraction of what is ‘propositional extension’, then we should call these things ‘facts’. Working up to definitional equality, he want to call propositions.

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