Gappy propositions?

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41 (1):125-157 (2011)
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Seyed N. Mousavian
University of Gothenburg
Abstract
After introducing Millianism and touching on two problems raised by genuinely empty names for Millianism (section I), I provide a brief exposition of the Gappy Proposition View (GPV) and of how different versions of this view can reply to the problems in question (section II). In the following sections I develop my reasons against the GPV. First, I will try to argue that apparently promising arguments for the claim that gappy propositions are propositions are not successful (section III). Then, I will develop two arguments against GPs via demonstrating two odd consequences of the GPV: (a) that there can be an atomic proposition which contains other propositions that are not the semantic contents of any part of the ..
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1353/cjp.2011.0003
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