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Single Idea 16447

[catalogued under 19. Language / D. Propositions / 1. Propositions]

Full Idea

A minimal theory of propositions can make do with just two primitive properties: a property of consistency applied to sets of propositions, and a property of truth applied to propositions.

Gist of Idea

A theory of propositions at least needs primitive properties of consistency and of truth


Robert C. Stalnaker (Mere Possibilities [2012], 2)

Book Reference

Stalnaker,Robert C.: 'Mere Possibilities' [Princeton 2012], p.24

A Reaction

I would have thought a minimal theory would need some account of what a proposition is supposed to be (since there seems to be very little agreement about that). Stalnaker goes on to sketch a theory.