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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 12694
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   Gappy Propositions?
  Author(s):  Seyed N. Mousavian
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  No.:  1
  Vol.:  41
  Year:  2011
  Pages:   125-158
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
After introducing Millianism and touching on two problems raised by genuinely empty names for Millianism (section I), I provide a brief exposition of the Gappy Proposition View (GPV) and of how different versions of this view can reply to the problems in question (section II). In the following sections I develop my reasons against the GPV. First, I will try to argue that apparently promising arguments for the claim that gappy propositions are propositions are not successful (section III). Then, I will develop two arguments against GPs via demonstrating two odd consequences of the GPV: (a) that there can be an atomic proposition which contains other propositions that are not the semantic contents of any part of the ...

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