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dc.contributor.advisorCappelen, Herman
dc.contributor.advisorRécanati, François
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, Thomas William Strickland
dc.coverage.spatial197en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-12T15:47:17Z
dc.date.available2013-06-12T15:47:17Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/3677
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an account of the nature of structured propositions and addresses a series of questions that arise from that proposal. Chapter 1 presents the account and explains how it meets standard objections to such views. Chapter 2 responds to the objection that this version of propositionalism is really a form of sententialism by arguing for the distinct advantages of the propositionalist view. Chapter 3 argues against a closely related view of propositions by way of general principles about how to construct such theories. Chapter 4 illustrates how a theory of propositions of the sort proposed can be defended against a recent argument that propositions need not play a central role in linguistic theory.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectPhilosophy of languageen_US
dc.subjectSemanticsen_US
dc.subjectPragmaticsen_US
dc.subjectPropositionsen_US
dc.subjectAttitude-reportsen_US
dc.subjectSententialismen_US
dc.subject.lccBC181.H73
dc.subject.lcshProposition (Logic)en_US
dc.subject.lcshLanguage and languages--Philosophyen_US
dc.titlePropositions : an essay on linguistic contenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)en_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US


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