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19. Language / D. Propositions / 3. Concrete Propositions

[propositions as made of real objects]

10 ideas
I take Mont Blanc to be an actual part of any assertion about it [Russell]
If propositions are facts, then false and true propositions are indistinguishable [Davidson]
If propositions are concrete they don't have to exist, and so they can't be necessary truths [Plantinga]
Propositions presumably don't exist if the things they refer to don't exist [Stalnaker]
A 'Russellian proposition' is an ordered sequence of individual, properties and relations [Stalnaker]
Propositions (such as 'that dog is barking') only exist if their items exist [Williamson]
Unstructured propositions are sets of possible worlds; structured ones have components [Mares]
Propositions can be 'about' an entity, but that doesn't make the entity a constituent of it [Merricks]
Early Russell says a proposition is identical with its truthmaking state of affairs [Merricks]
Russellian propositions are better than Fregean thoughts, by being constant through communication [Recanati]