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The Nature and Structure of Content

Jeffrey C. King


Belief in propositions has had a long and distinguished history in analytic philosophy. Three of the founding fathers of analytic philosophy, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and G. E. Moore, believed in propositions. Many philosophers since then have shared this belief; and the belief is widely, though certainly not universally, accepted among philosophers today. Among contemporary philosophers who believe in propositions, many, and perhaps even most, take them to be structured entities with individuals, properties, and relations as constituents. For example, the proposition that ‘Glenn loves ... More

Keywords: propositions, analytical philosophy, Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, constituents, metaphysics, tense, modality

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226061.001.0001


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Jeffrey C. King, author
University of Southern California
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