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