Philosophical Studies 165 (1):71-93 (2013)

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Jeffrey C. King
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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At least since Russell’s influential discussion in The Principles of Mathematics, many philosophers have held there is a problem that they call the problem of the unity of the proposition. In a recent paper, I argued that there is no single problem that alone deserves the epithet the problem of the unity of the proposition. I there distinguished three problems or questions, each of which had some right to be called a problem regarding the unity of the proposition; and I showed how the account of propositions formulated in my book The Nature and Structure of Content [2007 Oxford University Press] solves each of these problems. In the present paper, I take up two of these problems/questions yet again. For I want to consider other accounts of propositions and compare their solutions to these problems, or lack thereof, to mine. I argue that my account provides the best solutions to the unity problems.
Keywords Propositions  Semantics  Unity of propositions
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The Principles of Mathematics.Bertrand Russell - 1903 - Cambridge, England: Allen & Unwin.
Inquiry.Robert C. Stalnaker - 1984 - Cambridge University Press.
The Nature and Structure of Content.Jeffrey C. King - 2007 - New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press.
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