Propositions and Sentences

A. N. Prior

in Objects of Thought

Published in print April 1971 | ISBN: 9780198243540
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680694 | DOI:
Propositions and Sentences

Show Summary Details


This chapter begins with a discussion of an obvious error, namely the error that whenever we think something, what we think is a sentence. It provides an account of truth and falsehood as applied not merely to propositions, i.e., to what we believe or assert, but also as applied to particular believing and assertings. It discusses relations contained in attitude-functions and thinking about abstract objects.

Keywords: propositions; sentences; truth; falsehood; believing; attitude-functions; abstract objects

Chapter.  7390 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.