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Quasi-Indexicality and Puzzling Reports

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270187
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601484 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927018X.003.0010
 Quasi-Indexicality and Puzzling Reports

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Proposes a picture of attitude ascriptions, which relies on the notion of quasi-indicators. The main idea defended is that in an attitude ascription we relate the attributee to a proposition and a sentence. The latter is the sentence the reporter uses to classify the attributee’s mental state. This classification can be more or less accurate and often it can only be partial.

Keywords: acceptance; attitude ascriptions; de re vs de se; logical form; opacity/transparence; pragmatics vs semantics; quasi-indicators; translation

Chapter.  18205 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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