Attitude Problems: An Essay on Linguistic Intensionality

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Attitude Problems: An Essay on Linguistic Intensionality

English | ISBN: 0199274940 | 2006 | 206 Pages | PDF | 1088 KB

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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