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Conclusion

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I has the logical character, inferential role, referential function, expressive use, and communicative role of a deictic term. Uses of I share the referential security and ... More


Fregean Innocence

Paul M. Pietroski

in Causing Actions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In a belief ascription like ‘Sam believes that Hesperus rises in the evening’, the complementizer ‘that’ is a device for referring to the sense of the embedded sentence. On this Fregean view, ... More


Radical Interpretation and Philosophical Scepticism

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An exploration of the possibility of drawing anti‐sceptical conclusions from Donald Davidson's discussions of radical interpretation and his accounts of belief and belief‐ascription. Stroud argues, ... More


Introduction Mental States and their Ascription

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/9780199557950.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter begins with a critical discussion of Frege and Russell’s views of the nature of belief and its relation to mental representation. An account of attitudes and their ascription is outlined, ... More


Attitude Ascriptions, Semantic Theory, and Pragmatic Evidence

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/9780199557950.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Fregean and Russellian treatments of attitude ascriptions are compared in this chapter. It is argued that Fregean treatments are unsatisfactory. It is shown that Russellian treatments can account for ... More


How I Say What You Think

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/9780199557950.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A semantics for attitude verbs and ‘that’-terms is given in this chapter. The terms name fusions of linguistic items and Russellian referents; the verbs are treated as contextually sensitive. The ... More


Attitudes in Context

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/9780199557950.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter defends the author's ‘Propositional Attitudes’ (and chapter 5) against criticisms by Crimmins; amends the account of representations employed in therein; compares the author’s and John ... More


Semantic Pretense

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/9780199557950.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Kendall Walton's account of discourse about fictional characters is exposited and criticized in this chapter. Mark Crimmins' account of attitude ascriptions as involving pretense is then criticized; ... More


Intensional Transitives and Empty Terms

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/9780199557950.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops a semantics for sentences involving intensional transitives –verbs like ‘hunts’ and ‘expects’ that take a DP object but have readings that do not allow substitution of ... More


Objects of Relief

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/9780199557950.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Two accounts of the cognitive role of tensed thought – one due to Jim Higginbotham, the other based on work by David Kaplan and Gareth Evans, are reviewed and criticized in this chapter. A ... More


Meaning and Attitude Ascriptions

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/9780199557950.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An account of meaning and ‘minimalist semantics’ due to Scott Soames is criticized in this chapter. In particular, it’s shown that it cannot assign the right truth conditions to sentences in which ... More


Kripke's Puzzle

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/9780199557950.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A variety of analyses of Kripke’s puzzle about belief are discussed in this chapter. It’s argued that while it is a genuine puzzle about belief (and not just one about belief ascription), the ... More


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