Obviously, this premise is a singular proposition
, because perception only provides us with knowledge of singular propositions
Skin tones SKUNK ANANSIE Black Traffic Even though this is the fifth album by the band fronted by the remarkable Skin, they remain a singular proposition
. Reinvigorated after a period apart, Skin is in irrefutable scale-soaring form and their traffic is pretty terrific.
However this conclusion does not follow if the semantical ambiguity theorist is not proposing that the specific reading involves the expression of a Russellian singular proposition
. In particular, on the view I am supporting here, where specific readings involve existential quantification over constant individual concepts, there is no prediction that an addressee cannot grasp such a reading without knowledge of which individual the speaker had in mind in making the assertion.
the singular proposition
that contains David Israel and the property of being a computer scientist as constituents), yet, as Perry explains, they have different cognitive significance: "utterances of (4) and (5) could be motivated by different beliefs and desires on the part of the speaker, and might give rise to different beliefs on the part of the listener" (p.
expresses a singular proposition
that contains Frege himself.
conditions of every singular proposition
of law, yet so do other kinds
The example of the particular in T2, if it is to be construed as a proposition, would be a singular proposition
predicating something of a particular person, Alcibiades.
(39) Or he might also believe the singular proposition
neg([pred.sub.s](being pretty, London)).
In his Nature of Necessity, Plantinga in effect comes to endorse Broad's position when he maintains that any world in which a predicative singular proposition
is true is one in which the subject of that proposition has existence.(24) Negative existential propositions are not to be construed as ascribing the property of nonexistence to some (merely possible) object; rather they are to be interpreted as asserting that it is false that some object has the property of existing.
In referential uses of definite descriptions, for example, she clearly distinguishes the pragmatically conveyed singular proposition
from the semantically expressed descriptive proposition.
(CR2) With respect to any context c the (English) content of 'I had a fever yesterday' is the singular proposition
about the agent of c, and about the day before c, that the former had a fever on the latter.