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Attitude ProblemsAn Essay On Linguistic Intensionality$
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Graeme Forbes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274949

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.001.0001

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Substitutivity

Substitutivity

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(p.151) 8 Substitutivity
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Attitude Problems
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Graeme Forbes

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274949.003.0008

Referential opacity is the term commonly used for the phenomenon of substitution-failure, for example, the failure of ‘seek/fear/caricature Hyde’ to entail ‘seek/fear/caricature Jekyll’. Richard (2001) remarks that a treatment of intensional transitives that does not examine referential opacity could seem like a critical discussion of Paradise Lost that ignores the Prince of Darkness. This chapter presents a ‘hidden indexical’ theory of opacity and discusses how it is to be integrated into the semantics for itv's that has been developed here.

Keywords:   referential opacity, semantics, intensional transitive verbs, theory of opacity

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