Translator Disclaimer
Winter 1998 Singular Propositions and Singular Thoughts
Arthur Sullivan
Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 39(1): 114-127 (Winter 1998). DOI: 10.1305/ndjfl/1039293023


The core of the debate between Fregeans and Russellians in the philosophy of language concerns the content of object-dependent propositions, or how we ought to individuate and semantically represent the content of propositions that are about specific individuals. This essay is an investigation of the contemporary status of this debate. My aim is to show how the causal theorists' picture of reference determination entails the need for both Fregean and Russellian conceptions of propositional content in the study of mind and language, and to investigate some of the consequences of this position.


Download Citation

Arthur Sullivan. "Singular Propositions and Singular Thoughts." Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 39 (1) 114 - 127, Winter 1998.


Published: Winter 1998
First available in Project Euclid: 7 December 2002

zbMATH: 0968.03526
MathSciNet: MR1671726
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1305/ndjfl/1039293023

Primary: 03B65
Secondary: 01A60, 03-03, 03A05

Rights: Copyright © 1998 University of Notre Dame


Vol.39 • No. 1 • Winter 1998
Back to Top