'That'-clauses and propositional anaphors

Abstract

This paper argues that ‘that’-clauses do not reference propositions because they are not intersubstitutible with other expressions that do reference propositions. In particular, ‘that’-clauses are shown to not be intersubstitutible with propositional anaphors. The substitution failures are further argued to support a semantics on which ‘that’-clauses are predicates.

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Philosophical Studies
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Peter van Elswyk
Assistant Professor of Philosophy