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Dissertation Information

Title: Belief in Context: Towards a unified semantics of de re and de se attitude reports Add Dissertation
Author: Emar Maier Update Dissertation
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Institution: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: 2006
Linguistic Subfield(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics;
Director(s): Bart Geurts
Rob van der Sandt

Abstract: This thesis deals with the phenomenon of attitude reporting. More
specifically, it provides a unified semantics of de re and de se belief
reports. After arguing that de se belief is best thought of as a special
case of de re belief, I examine whether we can extend this unification to
the realm of belief reports. I show how, despite very promising first
steps, previous attempts in this direction ultimately fail with respect to
some relatively recent linguistic data involving quantified and infinitival
reports, logophoric constructions, and monstrously shifted indexicals.
Formalizing my idea of a contextual resolution of acquaintance relations in
a dynamic framework, I arrive at an alternative analysis that handles all
these data.