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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243540.003.0002
Propositions and Sentences

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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

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