Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory

Steinberg A (2020)
SYNTHESE 197(3): 1165-1180.

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Abstract / Bemerkung
Propositions are a useful tool in philosophical theorizing, even though they are not beyond reasonable nominalistic doubts. Stephen Schiffer's pleonasticism about propositions is a paradigm example of a realistic account that tries to alleviate such doubts by grounding truths about propositions in ontologically innocent facts. Schiffer maintains two characteristic theses about propositions: first, that they are so-called pleonastic entities whose existence is subject to what he calls something-from-nothing transformations (pleonasticism); and, second, that they are the referents of 'that'-clauses that function as singular terms in propositional attitude ascriptions (the face value theory). The paper turns the first thesis against the second: if propositions are pleonastic entities, it is argued, we should not take them to be referred to in propositional attitude ascriptions. Rather, propositional attitude ascriptions should be available as bases for propositional something-from-nothing transformations.
Stichworte
Ontology; Propositions; 'That'-clauses; Pleonasticism; Face value; theory; Stephen Schiffer
Erscheinungsjahr
2020
Zeitschriftentitel
SYNTHESE
Band
197
Ausgabe
3
Seite(n)
1165-1180
ISSN
0039-7857
eISSN
1573-0964
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2942732

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Steinberg A. Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory. SYNTHESE. 2020;197(3):1165-1180.
Steinberg, A. (2020). Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory. SYNTHESE, 197(3), 1165-1180. doi:10.1007/s11229-018-1742-7
Steinberg, A. (2020). Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory. SYNTHESE 197, 1165-1180.
Steinberg, A., 2020. Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory. SYNTHESE, 197(3), p 1165-1180.
A. Steinberg, “Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory”, SYNTHESE, vol. 197, 2020, pp. 1165-1180.
Steinberg, A.: Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory. SYNTHESE. 197, 1165-1180 (2020).
Steinberg, Alexander. “Pleonastic propositions and the face value theory”. SYNTHESE 197.3 (2020): 1165-1180.

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