From Naming to Saying: The Unity of the Proposition

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From Naming to Saying explores the classic question of the unity of the proposition, combining an historical approach with contemporary causal theories to offer a unique and novel solution. It presents compelling and sophisticated answers to questions about how language represents the world. It defends a novel approach to the classical question about the unity of the proposition. It examines three key historical theories: Frege's doctrine of concept and object, Russell's analysis of the sentence, and Wittgenstein's picture theory of meaning. It combines an historical approach with discussion and defense of a contemporary causal theory of the unity of the proposition. It establishes a view compatible with, though not dependent on, a causal theory of meaning.