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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


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


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 Problem of the Unity of the Proposition

Peter Hanks

in Propositional Content

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199684892
eISBN:
9780191765179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684892.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents the main problem for the Fregean picture of propositional content—the unity of the proposition, the problem of how propositions have truth conditions. On the Fregean picture, ... More


In Search of Falsity

Graham Priest

in One: Being an Investigation into the Unity of Reality and of its Parts, including the Singular Object which is Nothingness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688258
eISBN:
9780191767586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688258.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the Sophist, Plato raises a number of problems concerning propositions, their truth, and their falsity. This chapter discusses these in the light of previous chapters. First, the question of the ... 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


Introduction

Peter Hanks

in Propositional Content

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199684892
eISBN:
9780191765179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684892.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introduction sketches the theory of propositional content to be developed over the course of the book and explains how the book is organized.


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