Subtitle: On the Ontology of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Attribution
Series Title: Philosophical Studies Series
Author: Steven E. Boër
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402050848 Pages: 374 Price: U.K. £ 96.00
This book provides a formal ontology of senses and the belief-relation that grounds the distinction between de dicto, de re, and de se beliefs as well as the opacity of belief reports. According to this ontology, the relata of the belief-relation are an agent and a special sort of object-dependent sense (a "thought-content"), the latter being an "abstract" property encoding various syntactic and semantic constraints on sentences of a language of thought.
Philosophy of Language