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Further contributions to the theory of judgement. ‘Presentation’ as a qualitatively unitary genus of nominal and propositional acts

The investigations just completed have not done with the question raised at the beginning of §34 (excised from this edition). Our result was that presentations and judgements are essentially different acts. Since the ambiguity of words again needs the help of standard-setting concepts, we mean by ‘presentations’ nominal acts, and by ‘judgements’ assertions that are normally performed and complete. Naming and asserting do not merely differ grammatically, but ‘in essence’, which means that the acts which confer or fulfil meaning for each, differ in intentional essence, and therefore in act-species. Have we thereby shown that presentation and judgement, the acts which lend meaning and semantic fulfilment to naming and assertion, belong to different basic classes of intentional experience?