Philosophical Studies

, Volume 157, Issue 2, pp 211-225

First online:

Propositional structure and truth conditions

  • Michael McGloneAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, SUNY Email author 

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This paper presents an account of the manner in which a proposition’s immediate structural features are related to its core truth-conditional features. The leading idea is that for a proposition to have a certain immediate structure is just for certain entities to play certain roles in the correct theory of the brute facts regarding that proposition’s truth conditions. The paper explains how this account addresses certain worries and questions recently raised by Jeffery King and Scott Soames.


Proposition Propositional structure Truth conditions Unity of the proposition