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Chapter The Easy Problem of Belief Reports

Stefano Predelli

in Contexts

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199281732
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603204 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199281734.003.0006
Chapter The Easy Problem of Belief Reports

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This chapter defends a simple-minded solution to the problems raised by occurrences of proper names within attitude reports, with particular attention to alleged failures of the substitutivity principle. It discusses the significance of these reports’ apparent contextual sensitivity, and argues that simple Millian views are not immediately at odds with competent speakers’ intuitions.

Keywords: belief reports; proper names; substitutivity; Millianism

Chapter.  6992 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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