Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):275-284 (2016)

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Scott Dixon
Lawrence University
Cody Gilmore
University of California, Davis
Abstract
Speaks defends the view that propositions are properties: for example, the proposition that grass is green is the property being such that grass is green. We argue that there is no reason to prefer Speaks's theory to analogous but competing theories that identify propositions with, say, 2-adic relations. This style of argument has recently been deployed by many, including Moore and King, against the view that propositions are n-tuples, and by Caplan and Tillman against King's view that propositions are facts of a special sort. We offer our argument as an objection to the view that propositions are unsaturated relations.
Keywords properties  adicity  argument positions  adicy  argument places  arity  slots  Speaks  saturation  Benacerraf  propositions  relations
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.223
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