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New Thinking about Propositions

Jeffrey C. King, Scott Soames, and Jeff Speaks


Philosophy (especially philosophy of language and philosophy of mind), science (especially linguistics and cognitive science), and common sense all sometimes make reference to propositions — understood as the things we believe and say, and the things which are (primarily) true or false. There is, however, no widespread agreement about what sorts of things these entities are. This book argues that commitment to propositions is indispensable, and that traditional accounts of propositions are inadequate. They each then defend their own views of the nature of propositions.

Keywords: propositions, content, facts, properties, events

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693764
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey C. King, author
Rutgers University

Scott Soames, author
University of Southern California

Jeff Speaks, author
University of Notre Dame