Structured propositions and trivial composition

  title={Structured propositions and trivial composition},
  author={Bryan Pickel},
Structured propositions are often invoked to explain why intensionally equivalent sentences do not substitute salva veritate into attitude ascriptions. As the semantics is standardly developed—for example, in Salmon (Frege’s puzzle. Ridgeview, Atascadero, CA, 1986 ), Soames (Philos Top 15(1):47–87, 1987 ) and King (Noûs 29(4):516–535, 1995 ), the semantic value of a complex expression is an ordered complex consisting of the semantic values of its components. Such views, however, trivialize… 
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  • L. Keller
  • Philosophy
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • 2013
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