Propositions

2016.04.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Trenton Merricks, Propositions, Oxford University Press, 2015, 231pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732563. Reviewed by Corine
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2016.04.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Trenton Merricks, Propositions, Oxford University Press, 2015, 231pp., $50.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732563. Reviewed by Corine Besson, University of Sussex Trenton Merricks' Propositions has two main goals. The first is to show that propositions exist. The second is to give an account of their fundamental features. The book addresses the issue of the nature of propositions mostly from a metaphysical perspective, although it also dwells on considerations to do with the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind and, more importantly, the philosophy of logic. The book is very clearly and effectively written, with an impressively tight and lucid argumentative structure. The view of propositions defended is original, as is the approach to defending it. It is very focused in its aims and scope; and there is very little by way of surveying the literature, contextualization or venturing into side issues. The book. . .

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