The Discovery of Social Acts

  • James M. Dubois
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 132)


In the first chapter of his De interpretatione, Aristotle writes:

Every sentence is significant ..., but not every sentence is a statement-making sentence, rather only those in which there is truth or falsity. There is not truth or falsity in all sentences: a prayer is a sentence but is neither true nor false. The present investigation deals with the statement-making sentence; the others we can dismiss, since consideration of them belongs rather to the study of rhetoric or poetry. (17a 1–5, Edghill translation, modified)


Legal Entity Intentional Object Constitutive Rule Phenomenal Originator Logical Correctness 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Dubois
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  1. 1.Internationale Akademie für PhilosophieLiechtenstein

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