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By Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

ISBN-10: 0199373574

ISBN-13: 9780199373574

The thought of a propositional content material performs a significant function in modern philosophy of language. Propositional content material makes up either the which means of sentences and the content material of propositional attitudes resembling trust. One specific view approximately propositional content material has been dominant in analytic philosophy, particularly the Fregean notion of propositions as summary mind-independent items that include fact stipulations. yet propositions during this feel elevate quite a number matters, that have turn into a middle of dialogue in present philosophy of language. specifically, how should still propositions as summary items be understood and the way can they characterize issues and be actual or fake? a couple of philosophers in modern analytic philosophy in addition to in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology have approached the inspiration of a propositional content material another way, no longer via beginning out with an summary fact berarer, yet via concentrating on cognitive acts of brokers, equivalent to acts of judging. it's by way of such acts that the concept of a propositional content material, on their view, will be understood.
The act-based viewpoint traditionally is going again to the paintings of imperative ecu philosophers, particularly that of Husserl, Twardowski, Meinong, and Reinach. in spite of the fact that, their paintings has been unduly ignored and is actually mostly inaccessible to modern analytic philosophers. the quantity provides a important number of paintings of those philosophers that endure on an act-based notion of philosophical content material, a few of which in new translations (one paper via Reinach), a few of which released in English for the first actual time (two papers through Twardowski).
In addition, the amount provides new paintings by way of prime modern philosophers of language pursuing or discussing an act-based notion of propositional content material. additionally, the booklet incorporates a crosslinguistic research of nominalizations for activities and items, a contrast that performs a crucial position within the philosophy of language of Twardowski.

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