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Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defense of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement

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2018.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Lebens, Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defense of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement, Routledge, 2017, 296 pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138737457. Reviewed by Peter Hanks, University of Minnesota Russell's multiple relation theory of judgment is the view that judgment is a non-binary, polyadic relation between a subject and various objects, properties, or relations. The contrast here is with a dual relation theory of judgment, on which judgment is a two-place relation between a subject and a proposition. Suppose Ivanka judges that Donald loves Melania. The two views differ as follows: Judges (Ivanka, Donald, love, Melania)                      multiple relation theory Judges (Ivanka, that Donald loves Melania)               dual relation theory Russell endorsed the dual relation theory up until around 1906, at which point he began to waver. He adopted the. . .

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