To structure, or not to structure?

Synthese 139 (1):55-80 (2004)
Some accounts of mental content represent the objects of belief as structured, using entities that formally resemble the sentences used to express and report attitudes in natural language; others adopt a relatively unstructured approach, typically using sets or functions. Currently popular variants of the latter include classical and neo-classical propositionalism, which represent belief contents as sets of possible worlds and sets of centered possible worlds, respectively; and property self-ascriptionism, which employs sets of possible individuals. I argue against their contemporary proponents that all three views are ineluctably plagued by generation gaps: they either overgenerate beliefs, undergenerate them, or both
Keywords Belief  Content  Metaphysics  Possible World  Propositional Attitudes  Structure
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DOI 10.1023/B:SYNT.0000021308.22619.83
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