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By Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

The thought of a propositional content material performs a primary position in modern philosophy of language. Propositional content material makes up either the which means of sentences and the content material of propositional attitudes reminiscent of trust. One specific view approximately propositional content material has been dominant in analytic philosophy, particularly the Fregean perception of propositions as summary mind-independent gadgets that include fact stipulations. yet propositions during this experience elevate more than a few concerns, that have turn into a middle of dialogue in present philosophy of language. particularly, how should still propositions as summary items be understood and the way can they characterize issues and be precise or fake? a few philosophers in modern analytic philosophy in addition to in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology have approached the suggestion of a propositional content material another way, no longer via beginning out with an summary fact berarer, yet by way of targeting cognitive acts of brokers, similar to acts of judging. it's when it comes to such acts that the thought of a propositional content material, on their view, could be understood.
The act-based standpoint traditionally is going again to the paintings of vital ecu philosophers, specifically that of Husserl, Twardowski, Meinong, and Reinach. besides the fact that, their paintings has been unduly missed and is actually mostly inaccessible to modern analytic philosophers. the amount offers a valuable choice of paintings of those philosophers that undergo on an act-based notion of philosophical content material, a few of which in new translations (one paper through Reinach), a few of which released in English for the first actual time (two papers via Twardowski).
In addition, the amount offers new paintings through best modern philosophers of language pursuing or discussing an act-based notion of propositional content material. in addition, the ebook incorporates a crosslinguistic learn of nominalizations for activities and items, a contrast that performs a valuable function within the philosophy of language of Twardowski.

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