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The Unity of the Proposition

Richard Gaskin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239450
eISBN:
9780191716997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239450.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is about the philosophy of language. It analyses what is distinctive about sentences and the propositions they express — what marks them off from mere lists of words and mere aggregates of ... More


Introduction

Michael P. Lynch

in Truth as One and Many

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199218738
eISBN:
9780191711794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218738.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This introductory chapter provides two important motivations for the view of truth presented in the book. First, an account of truth that makes sense of both the diversity of our thought and its ... More


The Unity of Linguistic Meaning

John Collins

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694846
eISBN:
9780191732027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694846.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The general aim of The Unity of Linguistic Meaning is to deliver a solution to the so-called ‘unity of the proposition’ problem as it pertains to linguistic meaning. The problem is to explain what ... More


Bradley's Regress and the Unity of the Proposition

Richard Gaskin

in The Unity of the Proposition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239450
eISBN:
9780191716997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239450.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that the generation of a regress consequent on the specification of the logical copula's reference or referent is the solution to the unity problem. Bradley's regress is not ... More


The Subject of Experience

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the present view, which sees the subject of experience quintessentially as a concept-user. In order to understand that issue, it is suggested that a modified reading of Kant's ... More


The unity problem(s)

John Collins

in The Unity of Linguistic Meaning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694846
eISBN:
9780191732027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694846.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

The present chapter is organised as follows. First, the unity problem will be presented as it struck Bertrand Russell in 1903. Russell’s articulation of the problem is a useful and traditional ... More


Propositional Content

Peter Hanks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199684892
eISBN:
9780191765179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684892.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book defends a new theory about the nature of propositional content. According to this theory, the basic bearers of representational properties are particular mental or spoken actions. ... More


The Variegated Texture of Truth

Jeremy Barris

in The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229130
eISBN:
9780823235674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229130.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The fifth idea basic to Plato concerns the nature of truth as a whole, truth considered in general. If one takes into account the truth of truth itself, the ... More


Propositions and Attitudinal Objects

Friederike Moltmann

in Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Propositions are abstract objects that play a major role in contemporary philosophy of language. There are a range of conceptual problems, though, for propositions that have been pointed out in the ... More


Forms of Correspondence: The Intricate Route from Thought to Reality

Gila Sher

in Truth and Pluralism: Current Debates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195387469
eISBN:
9780199332427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387469.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The chapter delineates a new approach to truth that falls under the category of ’pluralism within the bounds of correspondence’ and illustrates it with respect to mathematical truth. Mathematical ... More


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