Propositional Content

2016.02.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Hanks, Propositional Content, Oxford University Press, 2015, 227pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684892. Reviewed by
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2016.02.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Hanks, Propositional Content, Oxford University Press, 2015, 227pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684892. Reviewed by Andreas Stokke, Umeå University In Propositional Content (PC) Peter Hanks defends a view of propositions as types of actions. Over the course of the nine chapters, Hanks develops and defends this view as it relates to central topics such as the unity of the proposition (chapter 2-3), the force-content distinction (chapter 4), proper names (chapter 5), empty names (chapter 6), propositional attitude reports (chapter 7), first-person propositions (chapter 8), and non-declarative speech acts such as asking and ordering (chapter 9). By taking on this wide range of topics, and by its clear style and strong sense of its direction and purpose, PC is a highly enjoyable and interesting contribution to the literature on the nature and role of propositions in philosophy. Moreover, by providing a. . .

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