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Quasi-Indexicality and Puzzling Reports

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270187
eISBN:
9780191601484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927018X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Proposes a picture of attitude ascriptions, which relies on the notion of quasi-indicators. The main idea defended is that in an attitude ascription we relate the attributee to a proposition and a ... More


Convention and Idiosyncrasy

Mitchell S. Green

in Self-Expression

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199283781
eISBN:
9780191712548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283781.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter focuses on how we show what's within in ways not typical of our species. A person's idiosyncratic display of an emotion, for instance, might nevertheless make that emotion perceptible if ... More


The Metaphysics of Thought

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues against orthodox views, according to which propositional attitudes are relations to propositions, propositions which must be expressed in true ascriptions of these attitudes. In ... More


Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Mark Richard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557950
eISBN:
9780191747267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book collects thirteen seminal essays on semantics and propositional attitudes. These chapters develop a nuanced account of the semantics and pragmatics of our talk about such attitudes, an ... More


Two Versions of Millianism

Scott Soames

in Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160726
eISBN:
9781400850464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter offers a systematic assessment of Kit Fine’s Semantic Relationism (2007), in which he presents a “relational” version of Millianism (about names and related expressions). It compares ... More


Mental Files in Attitude Ascription

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Mental files serve to think about objects in the world, but they have a derived, metarepresentational function: they serve to represent how other subjects think about objects in the world. An ... More


Discourse Contextualism II: How to Embed an Epistemic Modal

Alex Silk

in Discourse Contextualism: A Framework for Contextualist Semantics and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198783923
eISBN:
9780191826573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783923.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter extends the Discourse Contextualist account from Chapter 3 to capture various embedding phenomena with epistemic modals. The behavior of epistemic modals in several types of attitude ... More


Introduction: Epistemic Modals and Epistemic Modality

Brian Weatherson and Andy Egan

in Epistemic Modality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591596
eISBN:
9780191729027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591596.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces the main themes of the volume, summarizes the chapters in it, and looks at the various arguments that have been raised for semantic relativism over the past decade. It ... More


The Sociability of a Fregean Theory

Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis

in The Rules of Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661800
eISBN:
9780191748325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661800.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that a Fregean theory that individuates propositions finely by their conclusive rational relations faces no objections from social anti-individualism, communicative exchange, or ... More


Defective Contexts, Accommodation, and Normalization

Mark Richard

in Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557950
eISBN:
9780191747267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Objections to the account of propositional attitudes and their ascription in Chapters 5 and 6 are discussed. At issue in the objections are the nature of general principles governing the ... More


Empty Singular Terms in the Mental File Framework

François Recanati

in Empty Representations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199647057
eISBN:
9780191761041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647057.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Mental files, in this chapter’s framework, function as ‘singular terms in the language of thought’; they serve to think about objects in the world (and to store information about them). But they have ... More


Empty Names, Propositions, and Attitude Ascriptions

Marco Santambrogio

in On Reference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714088
eISBN:
9780191782527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714088.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter intends to offer a theory of empty names that is consistent with the doctrine of direct reference and respects the intuition that sentences such as Vulcan does not exist, Le Verrier ... More


Content and Theme in Attitude Ascriptions

Graeme Forbes

in Non-Propositional Intentionality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198732570
eISBN:
9780191796807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732570.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses a less-commonly discussed substitution failure in attitude ascriptions: a “that”-clause and its corresponding proposition description cannot in general be interchanged in the ... More


De se marking, logophoricity, and ziji

Hsiang-Yun Chen

in Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter addresses the assumed connection between de se attitude ascription and logophoricity in the case of Chinese ziji. It is widely believed that logophors are among the paradigm cases of de ... More


Normative Language in Context

Alex Silk

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics 12

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805076
eISBN:
9780191843174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805076.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a contextualist account of normative language, focusing on broadly normative readings of modal verbs. The account draws on a more general framework for implementing a ... More


Concealed Questions

Ilaria Frana

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199670925
eISBN:
9780191749605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670925.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

Understanding the properties of questions and their embedding predicates has been a central project in theoretical syntax and semantics over the last fifty years. This book examines the semantic ... More


Truth Conditions and the Meanings of Ethical Terms 1

Alex Silk

in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Volume 8

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678044
eISBN:
9780191757457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678044.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter motivates and develops what can be called a condition semantics for moral terms. An important function of language is to distinguish among ways the world might be. But sentences can also ... More


Attributions of Attitude (May 22, 1970)

Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini and Ernie Lepore

in The Structure of Truth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842491
eISBN:
9780191878473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842491.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The subject of Lecture IV is attributions of attitude. In it, Davidson extends his theory of indirect quotation, which had appeared in 1968, to propositional attitude ascriptions more generally. He ... More


Singular Thought and Mental Files

Rachel Goodman, James Genone, and Nick Kroll (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198746881
eISBN:
9780191809101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746881.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Coinciding with recognition of the need for more clarity about the notion of singular (or de re) thought, there has been a surge of interest in the notion of a mental file as a way to understand what ... More


Transitivity and Strong Coreference De Jure

François Recanati

in Mental Files in Flux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790358
eISBN:
9780191837029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790358.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Accounting for coreference de jure in terms of identity of file entails that coreference de jure is a transitive relation. But there are counterexamples to the claim that coreference de jure is ... More


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