New Essays on the Nature of Propositions

New Essays on the Nature of Propositions


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ISBN-13: 9781138082960
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/27/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Hunter is Associate Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He works on issues at the intersection of belief and action, and is the Editorial Board Coordinator of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

Gurpreet Rattan is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. His primary interests are in the philosophy of language, mind, and epistemology. His current project attempts to articulate unified accounts of truth, disagreement, and relativism, accounts organized around the semantics and epistemology of the metarepresentation involved in critical reflective thinking and disagreement. His longer term project is on the comparative metaphysics and epistemology of propositions and numbers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction David Hunter and Gurpreet Rattan

Part I: On Act- and Language-Based Conceptions of Propositions

2. Two aspects of propositional unity Gary Ostertag

3. An empirically-informed cognitive theory of propositions Berit Brogaard

4. What are the primary bearers of truth? Peter Hanks

5. Not the optimistic type Ben Caplan, Chris Tillman, Brian McLean and Adam Murray

6. Why it isn’t syntax that unifies the proposition Logan Fletcher

7. Why we should not identify sentence structure with propositional structure Thomas Hodgson

Part II: Constituents and Constituency

8. Individuating Fregean sense Jeff Speaks

9. The metaphysics of propositional constituency Lorraine Keller

Part III: Theoretical Alternatives to Propositions

10. Propositions, attitudinal objects, and the distinction between actions and products Friederike Moltmann

11. What are Propositions? Mark Richard

12. Conversational implicature, communicative intentions, and content Ray Buchanan

13. Propositions and higher-order attitude attributions Kirk Ludwig

Part IV: Modal Metaphysics

14. Unnecessary existents Joshua Spencer

15. Contingently existing propositions Michael Nelson

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