By Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

ISBN-10: 0199373574

ISBN-13: 9780199373574

The inspiration of a propositional content material performs a crucial position in modern philosophy of language. Propositional content material makes up either the that 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 perception of propositions as summary mind-independent gadgets that include fact stipulations. yet propositions during this feel increase a number concerns, that have turn into a middle of dialogue in present philosophy of language. particularly, how should still propositions as summary gadgets be understood and the way can they symbolize issues and be actual or fake? a few philosophers in modern analytic philosophy in addition to in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology have approached the proposal of a propositional content material differently, now not via beginning out with an summary fact berarer, yet by means of targeting cognitive acts of brokers, akin to acts of judging. it's when it comes to such acts that the idea of a propositional content material, on their view, could be understood.
The act-based point of view traditionally is going again to the paintings of imperative ecu philosophers, particularly that of Husserl, Twardowski, Meinong, and Reinach. although, their paintings has been unduly ignored and is in truth principally inaccessible to modern analytic philosophers. the amount offers a crucial choice 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 through Reinach), a few of which released in English for the first actual time (two papers through Twardowski).
In addition, the amount provides new paintings through best modern philosophers of language pursuing or discussing an act-based perception of propositional content material. furthermore, the ebook incorporates a crosslinguistic learn of nominalizations for activities and items, a contrast that performs a primary position within the philosophy of language of Twardowski.

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