Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||The problem, or cluster of problems, of the unity of the proposition, along with the cluster of problems that tend to go under the name of Bradley’s regress, has recently again become a going concern for philosophers, after having for some time been regarded as primarily of historical interest. However, while I find the problems of sufficient interest that this tendency is in some ways laudable, my view, roughly put, is that when confusions and conflations are set aside, relatively easy solutions – perhaps one might say dissolutions – can be given of these problems. In this paper, I distinguish between the different problems that tend to be brought up under the heading of the unity of the proposition, and the different regress arguments brought up in connection with these problems, arguing that the problems, once clearly distinguished, can be dealt with rather straightforwardly. Along the way, I discuss solutions to these problems due, or purported to be due, to Russell, Frege and Wittgenstein, as well as more recent ideas defended by Jeffrey King, D.M. Armstrong and Chris Swoyer|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Jeffrey C. King (2013). Propositional Unity: What's the Problem, Who has It and Who Solves It? Philosophical Studies 165 (1):71-93.
M. Shabbir Ahsen, Private Language Questions in Contemporary Analytical Philosophy Analytical Study of Wittgenstein's Treatments of Private Language and its Implications.
William Craig (2008). Elimination Problems in Logic: A Brief History. Synthese 164 (3):321 - 332.
Eugen Fischer (2006). Philosophical Pictures. Synthese 148 (2):469 - 501.
George Bealer (1998). Propositions. Mind 107 (425):1-32.
KJ Gilhooly & P. Murphy (2005). Differentiating Insight From Non-Insight Problems. Thinking and Reasoning 11 (3):279 – 302.
Tim Crane (2001). Elements of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press.
Thomas Nickles (1978). Scientific Problems and Constraints. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:134 - 148.
Jonathan B. King (1993). Learning to Solve the Right Problems: The Case of Nuclear Power in America. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 12 (2):105 - 116.
Marc Joseph (2008). Language, the World and Spontaneity In Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 39:89-95.
Graham Stevens (2003). The Truth and Nothing but the Truth, yet Never the Whole Truth: Frege, Russell and the Analysis of Unities. History and Philosophy of Logic 24 (3):221-240.
Added to index2010-11-18
Total downloads14 ( #90,611 of 739,439 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,439 )
How can I increase my downloads?