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Robert C. Stalnaker

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Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780198237075
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598456 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Cognitive Science Series

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The two‐dimensional modal framework deployed in Chs. and 6 is used to describe some puzzles about belief discussed in two papers by Brian Loar, and some theoretical ideas that he develops in response to those puzzles. I argue that Loar's notion of realization conditions, which he distinguishes from truth conditions, can be identified with my notion of a diagonal proposition. The main claim is that while the framework lends support to some of Loar's explanations of the examples, it does not yield a notion of narrow content.

Keywords: belief; diagonal proposition; Brian Loar; narrow content; realization conditions; truth conditions

Chapter.  7826 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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