Reply to Fine on Aboutness
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A reply to Fine’s critique of Aboutness. Fine contrasts two notions of truthmaker, and more generally two notions of “state.” One is algebraic; states are sui generis entities grasped primarily through the conditions they satisfy. The other uses set theory; states are sets of worlds, or, perhaps, collections of such sets. I try to defend the second notion and question some seeming advantages of the first.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Yablo, Stephen. “Reply to Fine on Aboutness.” Philosophical Studies 175, no. 6 (May 29, 2017): 1495–1512.
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Meaning, Truth, Metaphysics, Intentionality, Propositions