Propositions as Meanings of Sentences

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In the preceding chapter I approached propositions by way of philosophical psychology, defining propositions as the objects of belief. But a thorough analysis led us to lend credit to the view that ‘the subject x believes the proposition p’ can be analyzed as ‘x is ready to assent to the sentence s which means that p’ or ‘x entertains a belief-content b which represents p’.


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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyState University of LiègeBelgium

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