Properties and Propositions: The Metaphysics of Higher-Order Logic

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This book articulates and defends Fregean realism, a theory of properties based
on Frege's insight that properties are not objects, but rather the satisfaction conditions of predicates. Robert Trueman argues that this approach is the key not
only to dissolving a host of longstanding metaphysical puzzles, such as Bradley's
Regress and the Problem of Universals, but also to understanding the relationship between states of affairs, propositions, and the truth conditions of sentences.
Fregean realism, Trueman suggests, ultimately leads to a version of the identity
theory of truth, the theory that true propositions are identical to obtaining states
of affairs. In other words, the identity theory collapses the gap between mind and
world. This book will be of interest to anyone working in logic, metaphysics, the
philosophy of language or the philosophy of mind.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages227
ISBN (Electronic)9781108886123
ISBN (Print)9781108840477
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2021

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