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Context and the Attitudes: Meaning in Context, Volume 1

Mark Richard


This book collects thirteen seminal essays on semantics and propositional attitudes. These chapters develop a nuanced account of the semantics and pragmatics of our talk about such attitudes, an account on which in saying what someone thinks, we offer our words as a ‘translation’ or representation of the way the target of our talk represents the world. A broad range of topics in philosophical semantics and the philosophy of mind are discussed in detail, including: contextual sensitivity; pretense and semantics; the nature of quantification; negative existentials and fictional discourse; the ro ... More

Keywords: propositional attitudes, propositions, Fregeanism, Russellianism, context sensitivity, intensional transitives, Kripke's puzzle, belief, attitude ascription

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Richard, author
Harvard University