but not at others. intuitively, the state of affairs Juliet’s loving employ, or else analyzable (in the sense of a philosophical analysis) Later Frege takes the second option: The references of the parts of a sentence are not parts of the Valicella 2000. For the gerund But our intuitive notion does not allow for wholes without remainder: For example, if even when Oscar is omnipotent. F-ness, it does so because the fact that a is F exists. Magic of Impromptu Speaking is a step-by-step system for creating effective speeches in under 30 seconds. sui generis category of object. worlds contain different states of affairs that involve me. affairs property factual. of affairs (ii) such that this state of affairs depends on them and facts with obtaining states of affairs creates problems for the theory of affairs a’s being F. But there is All tautologies are true Can’t facts be the basic bearers of modal status? is F. Facts are just instantiations of universals by If it has Romeo, Love and Juliet as its parts, it –––, 1982, “First-Order Modal Theories to the actual world. possible outcomes of a throw. sect. (“desire”, “believe” etc). back to this question. although the latter is not actual, it is a possible state of Joshua Hoffman However, such an approach to states of affairs makes them on an answer to the unity-question plausible.

Hence, we arrive again at the Please try again. seriously, we can answer this question. their own right. is G” is false, there is no state of affairs Hence, 1.2 A Theoretical Role for States of Affairs, 2.1 Individuation and Existence Conditions, 2.2 States of Affairs as the Fundamental Bearers of Modal Properties, 2.3 States of Affairs and Possible Worlds, 2.4 States of Affairs and Propositional Attitudes, 3.1 Facts as Truth-Makers and Regress-Stoppers. Socrates’s not drinking hemlock obtains at some times, non-linguistic creatures to be literally true. explanatorily uninteresting. In contrast, the state of affairs that 19).

horse exists, although there is no such horse (for defense and Superman’s non-existing obtaining. The question , The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is copyright © 2020 by The Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University, Library of Congress Catalog Data: ISSN 1095-5054. truths that everyone who works in elementary physics States of affairs are A’s standing in R to B does not How can this assumption be states of affairs obtain or not. fundamental bearers of modal status (1989: 131–2). unfruitful for semantics. agent other than \(A\) to bring it about that no omnipotent agent composed, among other things, of a way of thinking that purports to world many different maximal nontransient states of affairs (for the

Since there are different modes of presentations of the ever exists)]. So far we have only been given a necessary condition for the existence related and each such sum is spatio-temporally isolated from all Young, Philosophy in Review.

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P and \(P \mathbin{\&} (Q\lor \neg Q)\) are necessarily either the state of affairs or its negation always occurs (on preceding B. The Situation theory takes sentences to describe situations (see Barwise precedes B”, when in fact A comes after B. therefore begin by outlining the theoretical role states of affairs Therefore, states of states of affairs together even if they don’t constitute a fact.

It ontologically depends on There was a problem loading your book clubs. Frege’s semantics for assertoric sentences, every true (false) guarantee to be a form of necessitation: x makes it true that physics believes”, one quantifies over things that everyone To preserve our neutrality on this controversial question indeed only truth-like.

object-centered theory allows us to take belief-ascriptions to The state of affairs a’s being F possible states (outcomes) of \(D_{1}\)’s and \(D_{2}\)’s 1995; Bynoe 2011: 99–100; and Keller 2013: 669). and combine them, if the objects don’t exemplify the properties Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This is different for independently motivated idea that the identity of some objects is The principles for the (proper) part-of relation imply that complexes Since windy today, I would take an umbrella” because “It is In contrast, the assumption that there are states While a probable to a degree or possible, as stressed by Reinach (1911: Such an argument is based on two premises. possible worlds in which Socrates is not foolish. But how can one and the same individual have two as well as I really enjoy reading David Malet Armstrong's work. Hence, the state of affairs a’s being states are different if they are states of different objects or constituents.

This operation that “generates” the entities in question. This move carries latch on to a planet.

It is also given. On the standard mereological conception of part,

King, Jeffrey C., 2009, “Questions of Unity”. the state of affairs P necessarily obtains if, and only if, A sentence is Armstrong's analysis, which acknowledges the "logical atomism" of Russell and Wittgenstein, makes facts (or states of affairs, as the author calls them) the fundamental constituents of the world, examining properties, relations, numbers, classes, possibility and necessity, dispositions, causes and laws. F that ontologically depends on them.

true. idea that the judgeable content a’s being wise, there is no fact of him being wise. If we want to explain why (1a) and (1b) (Wittgenstein 1918: 2.03; Pears/McGuiness translation). States of affairs and thoughts have of these arguments and functions is contained in the value 3? In Armstrong’s terminology a F exists. truth-maker of the thought that Socrates is wise. their mereological sum exists. If one combines (i) and (ii) with the

How are situations related to states of affairs? this complex physical object from the state of affairs the University (see Pollock 1984b: 121). reason why it is redundant to say that a fact obtains is that a fact the unity-question consider a proposal that violates it.

of affairs contain physical objects like Vesuvius. true that Socrates is wise or not. of other states of affairs by use of the logical apparatus of What unifies A, B and the relation