Quality and Concept

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press (1982)


This study provides a unified theory of properties, relations, and propositions (PRPs). Two conceptions of PRPs have emerged in the history of philosophy. The author explores both of these traditional conceptions and shows how they can be captured by a single theory.

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George Bealer
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Since the theory of properties, relations, and propositions (PRPs) is a full-fledged part of natural logic, it can support a well justified logicist philosophy of mathematics. This chapter argues that this version of logicism is free from the standard criticisms of logicism, even those tha... see more


This chapter uses the theory of qualities and concepts to obtain solutions to a number of outstanding problems in classical modern philosophy, problems that have resisted solution to a large extent because they are typically thought of in terms of representationalism rather than realism. S... see more


This chapter uses the theory of qualities and concepts to obtain solutions to some more problems in classical modern philosophy. Specifically, the theory is applied to problems of intentionality, mind, and consciousness — the very hallmarks of modern philosophy.

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Axiomatic Theories of Truth.Volker Halbach - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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