Predication as Ascription

Mind 124 (494):517-569 (2015)

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David Liebesman
University of Calgary
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I articulate and defend a necessary and sufficient condition for predication. The condition is that a term or term-occurrence stands in the relation of ascription to its designatum, ascription being a fundamental semantic relation that differs from reference. This view has dramatically different semantic consequences from its alternatives. After outlining the alternatives, I draw out these consequences and show how they favour the ascription view. I then develop the view and elicit a number of its virtues
Keywords predication  concept horse  unity of the proposition
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DOI 10.1093/mind/fzu182
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