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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 17317
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   Grasping a Proposition and Cancellation
  Author(s):  Faraz Ghalbi
  Status:   Forthcoming
  Journal: Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
  Year:  2023
  Supported by:  IPM
Recently, Indrek Reiland proposed a new version of the act-type theory of propositions (ATT) in which predication is still committal. However, the Frege-Geach problem can be addressed without resorting to Peter Hanks's cancellation manoeuvre. In this article, I argue that if we take predication as a committal act, we will then have to tackle another problem: non-committal representational acts. I argue that Reiland still needs a notion of cancellation to deal with the latter problem. On this account, he cannot avoid the major flaw he attributes to Hanks's version.

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