David Corfield
All types

The idea that constructions should apply to all types, not just to propositions, which are just some types.

  • Modal types: necessary ingredients of a beef stew.

  • Knowledge: Why restrict to ‘X knows pp’ for a proposition? Perhaps other languages are better here, but we do have ‘X knows of people that sail’. [What is type theoretic difference between objects of savoir and connaître, or wissen and kennen?]

Contrast with the focus on propositions: “the semantics of sub-sentential terms derives from the role they play in complete sentences which are the primary bearers of meaning (Frege, ‘Foundations of Arithmetic’, 90)” (Redding, An Hegelian Solution).

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