Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Hardcover | July 29, 2006

byGraeme 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'. Forbesoffers a theory of how such verbs work that draws on ideas from natural language semantics, philosophy of language, and aesthetics.

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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'. Forbesoffers a theory of how such verbs work that ...

Graeme Forbes is a Professor of Philosophy at The University of Colorado in Boulder.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.63 inPublished:July 29, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Compositionality2. A Brief Guide to Type Theory3. Intensional Transitives4. Propositionalism5. Quantifiers and Characterization6. Unspecificity and Inference7. Verbs of Creation and Depiction8. Substitutivity