Structured propositions as types

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Abstract

In this paper I defend an account of the nature of propositional content according to which the proposition expressed by a declarative sentence is a certain type of action a speaker performs in uttering that sentence. On this view, the semantic contents of proper names turn out to be types of reference acts. By carefully individuating these types, it is possible to provide new solutions to Frege's puzzles about names in identity- and belief-sentences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-52
Number of pages42
JournalMind
Volume120
Issue number477
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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