In philosophy, to say that a statement is truth-apt is to say that it could be uttered in some context (without its meaning being altered) and would then express a true or false proposition.[1]

Truth-apt sentences are capable of being true or false, unlike questions or commands. Whether paradoxical sentences, prescriptions (especially moral claims), or attitudes are truth-apt is sometimes controversial.

See also


  1. Simon Blackburn. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2 rev. ed.) Oxford University Press.
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