Substitution and Simple Sentences

Jennifer Saul

in Simple Sentences, Substitution, and Intuitions

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199219155
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191711848 | DOI:
 Substitution and Simple Sentences

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This chapter provides a detailed look at the consequences of apparent substitution failures in simple sentences for standard debates on substitution. It begins with a look at traditional puzzle cases involving belief reports and traditional approaches to these puzzles, both semantic accounts and those invoking conversational implicature. It argues that none of these traditional approaches can accommodate apparent substitution failures in simple sentences.

Keywords: belief reports; semantic; conversational implicature; substitution failure

Chapter.  10665 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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