From Naming to Saying: The Unity of the Proposition
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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From Naming to Saying explores the classicquestion of the unity of the proposition, combining an historical approach with contemporary causal theories to offer a unique and novel solution.
- Presents compelling and sophisticated answers to questions about how language represents the world.
- Defends a novel approach to the classical question about the unity of the proposition.
- Examines three key historical theories: Frege’s doctrine of concept and object, Russell’s analysis of the sentence, and Wittgenstein’s picture theory of meaning.
- Combines an historical approach with discussion and defense of a contemporary causal theory of the unity of the proposition.
- Establishes a view compatible with, though not dependent on, a causal theory of meaning.