New Thinking about Propositions by Jeffrey C. KingNew Thinking about Propositions by Jeffrey C. King

New Thinking about Propositions

byJeffrey C. King, Scott Soames, Jeff Speaks

Hardcover | February 3, 2014

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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. Thereis, however, no widespread agreement about what sorts of things these entities are. In New Thinking about Propositions, Jeffrey C. King, Scott Soames, and Jeff Speaks argue that commitment to propositions is indispensable, and that traditional accounts of propositions are inadequate. They each thendefend their own views of the nature of propositions.
Jeffrey C. King is Professor II and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He is the author of Complex Demonstratives: A Quantificational Account (MIT Press, 2001), and The Nature and Structure of Content (Clarendon Press, 2007). Scott Soames is Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Philosophy at t...
Title:New Thinking about PropositionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:February 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Jeff Speaks: IntroductionPart I - Common ground1. Jeffrey C. King: What role do propositions play in our theories?2. Jeff Speaks: What's wrong with semantic theories which make no use of propositions?3. Scott Soames: Why the traditional conceptions of propositions can't be correctPart II - Three theories of propositions4. Jeffrey C. King: Naturalized propositions5. Jeff Speaks: Propositions are properties of everything or nothing6. Scott Soames: A cognitive theory of propositionsPart III - Critical essays7. Jeffrey C. King: Criticism of Soames and Speaks8. Jeff Speaks: Representational entities and representational acts9. Scott Soames: Critique of two views: propositions as properties and propositions as factsPart IV - Further thoughts10. Jeffrey C. King: Reply to Speaks and Soames11. Jeff Speaks: Representation and structure in the theory of propositions12. Scott Soames: Clarifying and improving the cognitive theory to meet its explanatory burdenBibliographyIndex