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Single Idea 16380

[catalogued under 19. Language / D. Propositions / 3. Concrete Propositions]

Full Idea

The Russellian notion of a proposition is arguably a better candidate for the status of semantic content than the Fregean notion of a thought. For the proposition remains constant from one person to the next.

Gist of Idea

Russellian propositions are better than Fregean thoughts, by being constant through communication


François Recanati (Mental Files [2012], 16.2)

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files' [OUP 2012], p.214

A Reaction

A good point, though I rebel against Russellian propositions because they are too much out in the world, and propositions strike me as features of minds. We need to keep propositions separate from facts.