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Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

Jennifer M. Saul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199219155
eISBN:
9780191711848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219155.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It has traditionally been thought that the substitution of co-referential terms succeeds in all but a few special linguistic contexts, such as belief reports. Philosophers have devoted considerable ... More


Substitution and Simple Sentences

Jennifer Saul

in Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199219155
eISBN:
9780191711848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219155.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter provides a detailed look at the consequences of apparent substitution failures in simple sentences for standard debates on substitution. It begins with a look at traditional puzzle cases ... More


A Backward Look at Quine's Animadversions on Modalities

Ruth Barcan Marcus

in Modalities: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096576
eISBN:
9780199833412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096576.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This paper reflects, in a loosely historical and personally reminiscent fashion, on Quine's animadversions on modalities, the debates they provoked, and some of its outcomes.


The Problem Posed by Propositional Attitude Ascriptions

Scott Soames

in Beyond Rigidity: The Unfinished Semantic Agenda of Naming and Necessity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145281
eISBN:
9780199833702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145283.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

It is argued that propositional attitude ascriptions of the form a believes / asserts that S semantically express propositions that report that an agent bears the relevant attitude – belief or ... More


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