A puzzle about truth and singular propositions

Mind 112 (448):635-651 (2003)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

It seems that every singular proposition implies that the object it is singular with respect to exists. It also seems that some propositions are true with respect to possible worlds in which they do not exist. The puzzle is that it can be argued that there is contradiction between these two principles. In this paper, I explain the puzzle and consider some of the ways one might attempt to resolve it. The puzzle is important because it has implications concerning the way we think about the relationship between a proposition and the claim that the proposition is true.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,594

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

A Puzzle for Pragmatism.Robert J. Howell - 2005 - American Philosophical Quarterly 42 (2):131-136.
Attitudes Without Propositions.Mark Balaguer - 1998 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (4):805-26.
Singular Thoughts and Singular Propositions.Joshua Armstrong & Jason Stanley - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 154 (2):205 - 222.
Singular Propositions and Modal Logic.Christopher Menzel - 1993 - Philosophical Topics 21 (2):113-148.
Singular Propositions and the A Priori.Kai-yee Wong - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:107-116.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
163 (#76,375)

6 months
4 (#172,490)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Aviv Hoffmann
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Citations of this work

Actualism.Christopher Menzel - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Singular Propositions.Greg Fitch - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
On the Mind Dependence of Truth.Diego Marconi - 2006 - Erkenntnis 65 (3):301 - 318.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references