Propositions, Predication, and Assertion

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Much contemporary theorizing about linguistic and mental representation takes place against a background conception of propositional content that is due to Gottlob Frege. This is not to say philosophers of language generally accept Frege’s view that propositions contain senses, as opposed to objects and properties. Most philosophers of language probably do not accept this Fregean view. The point is that there are broad Fregean commitments about propositions that are widely and implicitly shared across philosophy of language and mind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of the Philosophy of Language
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781108698283
ISBN (Print)9781108493222
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

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