Thomas Hodgson

6 December 2021

Following Ben Caplan’s:

Why we should not identify sentence structure with propositional structure

(ii) on p. 614 shouldn’t say ‘lexical items’ but ‘propositional constituents’.

Thanks to Francesco Paolo Gentile.

Meaning underdetermines what is said, therefore utterances express many propositions

The quotation from Grice on p. 178 should be:

A meant [non-naturally] something by x” is (roughly) equivalent to “A intended the utterance of x to produce some effect in an audience by means of the recognition of this intention[.]” (1957, 385)

The typography is garbled in the printed version.

Russellians can solve the problem of empty names with nonsingular propositions

On p. 5425: ‘My view is that these judgements are mistaken, but I think that the defender of Variation can say some plausible things to defend the view that they can be vindicated if that is theythe way their intuitions about truth lead them.’

In the references the page numbers for Timothy Williamson’s ‘Necessary Existents’ are given as 269–287; they are in fact 233–251.

Teaching & learning guide for: Act-type theories of propositions

The heading of section 1 should be “Author’s introduction”, not “Author’ introduction”.