Philosophical Studies

, Volume 157, Issue 2, pp 211–225 | Cite as

Propositional structure and truth conditions



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 



For helpful comments I am indebted to David Braun, Mark Schroeder, Scott Soames, audiences at the University of Southern California in fall 2009 and at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in 2010, as well as the participants in my graduate seminar at the University at Buffalo, SUNY in spring 2009.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity at Buffalo, SUNYBuffaloUSA

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