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Attitudes and Changing Contexts

Authors: van Rooij, Robert

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In this book, the author defends a unified externalists account of propositional attitudes and reference, and formalizes this view within possible world semantics. He establishes a link between philosophical analyses of intentionality and reference and formal semantic theories of discourse representation and context change. Stalnakerian diagonalization plays an important role here. Anaphora are treated as referential expressions, while presupposition is seen as a propositional attitude. The relation between belief change and the semantic analyses of conditional sentences and evidential (knowledge) and buletic (desire) propositional attitudes is discussed extensively.


"Van Rooij has new and interesting things to say both about foundational issues in the philosophy of language, and about the details of specific analyses, f.e. about intensional identity, epistemic modals, propositional attitude attributions, presupposition accommodation, conditionals and belief change." Robert Stalnaker, MIT

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"Van Rooij has new and interesting things to say both about foundational issues in the philosophy of language, and about the details of specific analyses, f.e. about intensional identity, epistemic modals, propositional attitude attributions, presupposition accommodation, conditionals and belief change."
(Robert Stalnaker, MIT)

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Content, belief and belief attributions

    Robert Van Rooij

    Pages 7-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attitudes and Changing Contexts
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
332
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4177-8
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4177-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4176-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7061-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 273
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