Download e-book for kindle: Act-Based Conceptions of Propositional Content: Contemporary by Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

By Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

The suggestion of a propositional content material performs a relevant position in modern philosophy of language. Propositional content material makes up either the that means of sentences and the content material of propositional attitudes reminiscent of trust. One specific view approximately propositional content material has been dominant in analytic philosophy, particularly the Fregean perception of propositions as summary mind-independent gadgets that include fact stipulations. yet propositions during this feel elevate more than a few matters, that have develop into a middle of discussion in present philosophy of language. particularly, how may still propositions as summary gadgets be understood and the way can they signify issues and be precise or fake? a few philosophers in modern analytic philosophy in addition to in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology have approached the inspiration of a propositional content material otherwise, now not by way of beginning out with an summary fact berarer, yet by means of targeting cognitive acts of brokers, resembling acts of judging. it really is by way of such acts that the idea of a propositional content material, on their view, will be understood.
The act-based standpoint traditionally is going again to the paintings of important ecu philosophers, specifically that of Husserl, Twardowski, Meinong, and Reinach. even if, their paintings has been unduly ignored and is actually principally inaccessible to modern analytic philosophers. the quantity provides a primary number of paintings of those philosophers that undergo on an act-based notion of philosophical content material, a few of which in new translations (one paper through Reinach), a few of which released in English for the first actual time (two papers via Twardowski).
In addition, the amount provides new paintings by way of top modern philosophers of language pursuing or discussing an act-based belief of propositional content material. furthermore, the booklet includes a crosslinguistic examine of nominalizations for activities and items, a contrast that performs a relevant position within the philosophy of language of Twardowski.

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