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Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought

Robert C. Stalnaker

Abstract

A collection about the intentionality of speech acts and propositional attitudes. The chapters in the first section develop a framework for pragmatics—the study of the interaction of speech acts and the contexts in which they are performed. The framework is used to defend and apply a pragmatic conception of presupposition, to account for the role of indicative conditional statements in reasoning, and to solve some puzzles about statements of identity and existence. The chapters in the second section concern the semantics of the attribution of belief and other propositional attitudes. They atte ... More

Keywords: belief, context, epistemology, externalism, internalism, intentionality, philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, possible world, pragmatics, presuppositon, propositional attitude, speech act, Robert Stalnaker, thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198237075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198237073.001.0001

Authors

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Robert C. Stalnaker, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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