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The Unity of the Proposition

Richard Gaskin


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 word-meanings respectively. Since it identifies the world with all the true and false propositions, the book's account of the unity of the proposition has significant implications for our understanding of the nature of reality. The book argues that the unity of the proposition is constituted by a certain infinitistic structure known in the tradition as ‘Bradley's regress’. Usually, Bradley's regres ... More

Keywords: philosophy of language, sentences, propositions, word-meanings, unity, reality, Bradley's regress, propositional unity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239450
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Gaskin, author
University of Liverpool
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