Propositions are routinely invoked by philosophers, linguists, logicians, and other theorists engaged in the study of meaning, communication, and the mind. To investigate the nature of propositions is to investigate the very nature of our connection to each other, and to the world around us. As one of the only volumes of its kind, The Routledge Handbook of Propositions provides a comprehensive overview of the philosophy of propositions, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Comprising 33 original chapters by an international team of scholars, the volume addresses both traditional and emerging questions concerning the nature of propositions, and our capacity to engage with them in thought and in communication. The chapters are clearly organized into the following three sections:

I. Foundational Issues in the Theory of Propositions

II. Historical Theories of Propositions

III. Contemporary Theories of Propositions

Essential reading for philosophers of language and mind, and for those working in neighboring areas, The Routledge Handbook of Propositions is suitable for upper-level undergraduate study, as well as graduate and professional research.

part I|46 pages

Foundational Issues in the Theory of Propositions

part II|108 pages

Historical Theories of Propositions

part III|337 pages

Contemporary Theories and Further Issues

chapter 18|16 pages

Why 0-Adic Relations Have Truth Conditions

Essence, Ground, and Non-Hylomorphic Russellian Propositions