How Wittgenstein defeated Russell's multiple relation theory of judgment

Synthese 154 (1):121 - 146 (2007)
Abstract
In 1913 Wittgenstein raised an objection to Russell’s multiple relation theory of judgment that eventually led Russell to abandon his theory. As he put it in the Tractatus, the objection was that “the correct explanation of the form of the proposition, ‘A makes the judgement p’, must show that it is impossible for a judgement to be a piece of nonsense. (Russell’s theory does not satisfy this requirement,” (5.5422). This objection has been widely interpreted to concern type restrictions on the constituents of judgment. I argue that this interpretation is mistaken and that Wittgenstein’s objection is in fact a form of the problem of the unity of the proposition.
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Peter Hanks (2009). Recent Work on Propositions. Philosophy Compass 4 (3):469-486.
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