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LINGUIST List 18.3754

Sat Dec 15 2007

Books: Semantics/Syntax/Philosophy of Lang: Boër

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Thought-Contents: Boër


Message 1: Thought-Contents: Boër
Date: 16-Nov-2007
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Thought-Contents: Boër
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Title: Thought-Contents
Subtitle: On the Ontology of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Attribution
Series Title: Philosophical Studies Series
Published: 2007
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-5084-8

Author: Steven E. Boër
Hardback: ISBN: 9781402050848 Pages: 374 Price: U.K. £ 96.00
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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