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Title: Thought-Contents
Subtitle: On the Ontology of Belief and the Semantics of Belief Attribution
Written By: Steven E. Boër
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-5084-8
Series Title: Philosophical Studies Series
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Semantics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402050844
ISBN-13: 9781402050848
Pages: 374
Prices: U.K. £ 96.00