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Qualities and Concepts

George Bealer

in Quality and Concept

Published in print May 1982 | ISBN: 9780198244288
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680762 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244288.003.0009

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

Qualities and Concepts

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Predicates and open-sentences express properties and relations, and sentences express propositions. But which type of properties, relations, and propositions (PRPs) are these, which type of PRP is relevant to the theory of meaning? Do they conform to the first traditional conception or the second? Given Paul Grice's intentionalist analysis of meaning, it is easy to establish that the second traditional conception of PRPs is the one relevant to the theory of meaning, for it is this conception that is suited to intentional matters to begin with. But how, then, does the first traditional conception fit in? This chapter addresses this.

Keywords: properties; relations; propositions; theory of meaning; open-sentences; Paul Grice

Chapter.  8241 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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