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

By Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

The idea of a propositional content material performs a vital 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, specifically the Fregean notion of propositions as summary mind-independent gadgets that include fact stipulations. yet propositions during this experience bring up quite a number matters, that have turn into a middle of dialogue in present philosophy of language. particularly, how may still propositions as summary items be understood and the way can they signify issues and be precise or fake? a couple of philosophers in modern analytic philosophy in addition to in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology have approached the concept of a propositional content material differently, now not via beginning out with an summary fact berarer, yet by means of concentrating on cognitive acts of brokers, reminiscent of acts of judging. it truly is when it comes to such acts that the inspiration of a propositional content material, on their view, can be understood.
The act-based viewpoint traditionally is going again to the paintings of principal ecu philosophers, specifically that of Husserl, Twardowski, Meinong, and Reinach. even if, their paintings has been unduly overlooked and is actually mostly inaccessible to modern analytic philosophers. the quantity provides a principal choice 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 via Reinach), a few of which released in English for the first actual time (two papers through Twardowski).
In addition, the quantity provides new paintings through best modern philosophers of language pursuing or discussing an act-based notion of propositional content material. in addition, the e-book incorporates a crosslinguistic research of nominalizations for activities and items, a contrast that performs a important function within the philosophy of language of Twardowski.

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