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Objections to Structured Propositions Generally

Jeffrey C. King

in The Nature and Structure of Content

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199226061
eISBN:
9780191710377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses objections to structured propositions generally. For the most part, the objections considered do not depend on difficulties in the account of structured propositions that has ... More


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


Beyond Modality

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A final problem left over from the previous chapter is that of substantive necessity. How are we to distinguish substantively necessary sentences from analytic ones? This problem arises because we ... More


Against Structured Propositions

Trenton Merricks

in Propositions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The other leading account of propositions, alongside the thesis that propositions are sets of possible worlds, endorses structured propositions. This chapter’s central line of argument focuses on a ... More


Mental Content and Linguistic Form

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237075
eISBN:
9780191598456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237073.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Contrasts possible‐worlds propositions with more fine‐grained structured propositions that build linguistic or quasi‐linguistic form into the contents of thought. The main argument is that 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


The Nature of Propositions

Mark Jago

in What Truth Is

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823810
eISBN:
9780191862595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823810.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

What kind of entity are truths? I shall argue that they are propositions (§8.1). To understand what propositions are, we must investigate their nature. Given what I’ve said previously about truth and ... More


Propositions

Trenton Merricks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732563
eISBN:
9780191796791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732563.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has two main goals. The first is to show that there are propositions. The second is to defend an account of their nature. While pursuing these goals, the text draws a variety of ... More


On Language and Thought: A Question of Formats

David J. Lobina and José E. García-Albea

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The relationship between language and thought remains an unsettled issue. The chapter approaches it from the perspective of whether any of the representations the language faculty generates can be ... More


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