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Hence, under this reading, (2) is not a sentence of Grenglish. Now Grover pleads for a different reading of (2). 124 If we understand this sentence as a prosentence, it no longer requires a subject-predicate analysis. Using the terminology of late medieval logicians, we might say that by Grover's lights 'true' is only a syncategorematic, or consignificative, component of 'that is true'. e.

Language, Truth and Logic, 142) Here is one possible way of developing this claim: in assertively uttering sentences like (E) You acted wrongly in stealing that money You acted rightly in giving him some money or, paratactically, You stole that money. That was wrong You gave him some money. That was right I only seem to be ascribing the property of wrongness, or of rightness, to somebody's action, for I might just as well say: (Ea) You stole that money. I reprove you for this. You gave him some money.

Some people are courageous, but, whatever Plato may have thought, courage is not the sort of thing that could be courageous. Some properties, such as imperceptibility and self-identity, do exemplify themselves, but (P 1 ) Courage is a property that does not exemplify itself. Applying the standard move to this premiss, we obtain the innocent-looking conclusion (C 1 ) Therefore, courage has the property of being a property that does not exemplify itself. But what are we to say about the property apparently designated by the italicized description in (C 1 )?

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