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By Friederike Moltmann,Mark Textor

The inspiration of a propositional content material performs a important position in modern philosophy of language. Propositional content material makes up either the which means of sentences and the content material of propositional attitudes comparable to trust. One specific view approximately propositional content material has been dominant in analytic philosophy, particularly the Fregean notion of propositions as summary mind-independent items that include fact stipulations. yet propositions during this experience increase various concerns, that have turn into a middle of dialogue in present philosophy of language. particularly, how may still propositions as summary items be understood and the way can they symbolize issues and be actual or fake? a few philosophers in modern analytic philosophy in addition to in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology have approached the suggestion of a propositional content material another way, no longer by way of beginning out with an summary fact berarer, yet via targeting cognitive acts of brokers, similar to acts of judging. it truly is by way of such acts that the suggestion of a propositional content material, on their view, may be understood.
The act-based point of view traditionally is going again to the paintings of critical eu philosophers, specifically that of Husserl, Twardowski, Meinong, and Reinach. besides the fact that, their paintings has been unduly ignored and is in reality principally inaccessible to modern analytic philosophers. the quantity provides a significant number of paintings of those philosophers that endure on an act-based perception of philosophical content material, a few of which in new translations (one paper via Reinach), a few of which released in English for the first actual time (two papers via Twardowski).
In addition, the quantity provides new paintings via major modern philosophers of language pursuing or discussing an act-based belief of propositional content material. in addition, the e-book features a crosslinguistic research of nominalizations for activities and items, a contrast that performs a valuable function within the philosophy of language of Twardowski.

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