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Peter Hare, Joseph Palencik, Douglas Anderson, and Steven A. Miller

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823264322

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.001.0001

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Propositions and Adverbial Metaphysics

Propositions and Adverbial Metaphysics

(p.125) Seven Propositions and Adverbial Metaphysics
Pragmatism with Purpose

Peter Hare

Fordham University Press

This chapter explores the metaphysical status of propositions based on C. J. Ducasse's doctrines. It suggests that a number of Ducasse's doctrines besides his methodology are in conflict with his theory of propositions, and that these other doctrines, including his adverbial theory of sense data, provide a foundation for an alternative theory of propositions that not only fits better into his system as a whole but also seems a more satisfactory theory of propositions regardless of its place in a philosophical system. It also considers Professor Santoni's criticism of Ducasse's theory of propositions, including what he perceives to be discrepancies between Ducasse's ordinary-language methodology and his account of the meaning of “proposition.” Finally, it discusses Ducasse's notion of adverbial metaphysics, his analysis of signs and symbols in terms of “mental operations,” and his critical realism.

Keywords:   propositions, C. J. Ducasse, sense data, signs, symbols, critical realism, ordinary language, adverbial metaphysics, mental operations

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