Canadian Journal of Philosophy 50 (3):297-312 (2020)

Silver Bronzo
Higher School of Economics
Friederike Moltmann has recently proposed an account of truth-bearers that draws on Kazimierz Twardowski’s action/product distinction. Her account is meant to provide a third way between the dominant view of primary truth-bearers as mind-independent entities and the recently revived construal of them as mental or linguistic acts. This paper argues that there is no room for Twardowskian accounts because they are based on a notion of “nonenduring product” that defies comprehension, and no need for them because the linguistic data that Twardowskians take to refute the act-theoretic approach can, in fact, be handled by that approach.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/can.2019.42
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,683
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Verbs and Times.Zeno Vendler - 1957 - Philosophical Review 66 (2):143-160.
Fiction and Metaphysics.Amie L. Thomasson - 2002 - Philosophical Quarterly 52 (207):282-284.
Fiction and Metaphysics.Amie Thomasson - 1999 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (2):190-192.
Mental Acts.Neil Cooper - 1959 - Philosophical Quarterly 9 (36):278-279.

View all 15 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Act‐Type Theories of Propositions.Thomas Hodgson - 2021 - Philosophy Compass 16 (11).

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Truth-Bearers and Modesty.Manuel García-Carpintero - 2011 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 82 (1):49–75.
On Product‐Based Accounts of Propositional Attitudes.Giulia Felappi - 2014 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 3 (4):302-313.
Bibliography on Propositions and Truth-Bearers: From Frege to 1981.Paul K. Moser - 1982 - Philosophy Research Archives 8 (9999):57-72.
A Pragmatic View of Truth.Luiz H. A. Dutra - 2004 - Principia 8 (2):259-277.
Truth-Bearers and the Unsaid.Stephen Barker - 2011 - In Ken Turner (ed.), Making Semantics Pragmatic. Cambridge University Press.
A Pragmatic View of Truth.Luiz Henrique de A. Dutra - 2004 - Principia: An International Journal of Epistemology 8 (2):259-277.
Truth­-Makers.Kevin Mulligan, Peter Simons & Barry Smith - 2009 - Swiss Philosophical Preprints.
What Are the Primary Bearers of Truth?Peter Hanks - 2013 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 43 (5):558-574.
Kant on Truth-Aptness.Alberto Vanzo - 2012 - History and Philosophy of Logic 33 (2):109-126.
Truth-Bearers or Truth-Makers?Laura Perini - 2012 - Spontaneous Generations 6 (1):142-147.
Propositions Supernaturalized.Lorraine Juliano Keller - 2018 - In Jerry L. Walls & Trent Dougherty (eds.), Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God. New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 11-28.


Added to PP index

Total views
25 ( #443,740 of 2,462,427 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #223,366 of 2,462,427 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes