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Introduction

Howard Wettstein

in The Magic Prism

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195160529
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835072 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195160525.003.0001
 Introduction

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This chapter introduces two of the most fundamental questions in the philosophy of language. These are the question of the nature of things that we assert, the problem of propositions; and the question of the relation between language and the world. Frege has advanced a classical account of propositions, the idea that a proposition is the sense of a sentence. It is argued that Frege’s views are mistaken, and that Russell’s views point the way forward.

Keywords: philosophy of language; problem of propositions; Frege

Chapter.  6453 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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