The Titus Hepp Lecture Series welcomes Ben Caplan of The Ohio State University presenting “Brutal Propositions.” A view of propositions is brutal if it appeals to primitive entities, or brute facts, or both. In this paper, we set out our preferred brutal view, one that is consistent with the claim that propositions have parts.
Ben Caplan is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Ohio State University. He got his PhD at UCLA and taught at the University of Manitoba before coming to Ohio. He works mainly in metaphysics. This lecture is based on a paper that is co-written with Chris Tillman.