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Attitude Problems: An Essay On Linguistic Intensionality

Graeme Forbes

Abstract

Ascriptions of mental states to oneself and others give rise to many interesting logical and semantic problems. This problem presents an original account of mental state ascriptions that are made using intensional transitive verbs such as ‘want’, ‘seek’, ‘imaginer’, and ‘worship’. This book offers a theory of how such verbs work that draws on ideas from natural language semantics, philosophy of language, and aesthetics.

Keywords: mental state, want, seek, imagine, worship, natural language semantics, philosophy of language, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274949
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Forbes, author
The University of Colorado, Boulder

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