"From Naming to Saying" explores the classic question of the unity of the proposition, combining an historical approach with contemporary causal theories to offer a unique and novel solution. It presents compelling and sophisticated answers to questions about how language represents the world. It defends a novel approach to the classical question about the unity of the proposition. It examines three key historical theories: Frege's doctrine of concept and object, Russell's analysis of the sentence, and Wittgenstein's picture theory of meaning. It combines an historical approach with discussion and defense of a contemporary causal theory of the unity of the proposition. It establishes a view compatible with, though not dependent on, a causal theory of meaning.
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Author Biography - Martha I. Gibson
Martha I. Gibson teaches philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and history of modern philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published articles on Kant's theory of judgment, freedom of will, predication, and causal and information-based theories of meaning.