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The Face-Value Theory

Stephen Schiffer

in The Things We Mean

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199257768
eISBN:
9780191602313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257760.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The face-value theory is that theory of the logical form of belief reports that must be defeated if it is not to be accepted. It holds that ‘A believes that S’ is true just in case A stands in the ... More


Singular Propositions

Peter Hanks

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Language Volume 2

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192844613
eISBN:
9780191933257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844613.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A singular proposition is a proposition that is about an object by virtue of containing that object as a constituent. This chapter shows how singular propositions are the product of a conflation of ... More


Know How

Jason Stanley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The thesis of this book is that knowing how to do something amounts to knowing facts. The facts are those that answer a question about how one could do it. Elaborating the conception of knowledge how ... More


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