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Attitude Problems: An Essay on Linguistic Intensionality

Attitude Problems: An Essay on Linguistic Intensionality

by Graeme ForbesGraeme Forbes


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Ascriptions of mental states to oneself and others give rise to many interesting logical and semantic problems. Attitude Problems presents an original account of mental state ascriptions that are made using intensional transitive verbs such as "want," "seek," "imagine," and "worship." Forbes offers a theory of how such verbs work that draws on ideas from natural language semantics, philosophy of language, and aesthetics.

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ISBN-13: 9780199274949
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/14/2006
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Compositionality
2. A Brief Guide to Type Theory
3. Intensional Transitives
4. Propositionalism
5. Quantifiers and Characterization
6. Unspecificity and Inference
7. Verbs of Creation and Depiction
8. Substitutivity

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