Philosophical Studies 176 (4):1055-1075 (2019)

Peter van Elswyk
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Propositions are posited to perform a variety of explanatory roles. One important role is being what is designated by a dedicated linguistic expression like a "that"-clause. In this paper, the case that propositions are needed for such a role is bolstered by defending that there are other expressions dedicated to designating propositions. In particular, it is shown that natural language has anaphors for propositions. Complement "so" and the response markers "yes" and "no" are argued to be such expressions.
Keywords propositions  anaphora  propositional anaphora  response markers
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-018-1042-6
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