Structured Propositions as Types

Mind 120 (477):11-52 (2011)
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In this paper I defend an account of the nature of propositional content according to which the proposition expressed by a declarative sentence is a certain type of action a speaker performs in uttering that sentence. On this view, the semantic contents of proper names turn out to be types of reference acts. By carefully individuating these types, it is possible to provide new solutions to Frege’s puzzles about names in identity- and belief-sentences.
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I. Rumfitt (2000). Yes and No. Mind 109 (436):781-823.

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