Assertion revisited: On the interpretation of two-dimensional modal semantics

In Garc (ed.), Philosophical Studies. Oxford: Clarendon Press 293-309 (2006)
This paper concerns the applications of two-dimensional modal semantics to the explanation of the contents of speech and thought. Different interpretations and applications of the apparatus are contrasted. First, it is argued that David Kaplan's two-dimensional semantics for indexical expressions is different from the use that I made of a formally similar framework to represent the role of contingent information in the determination of what is said. But the two applications are complementary rather than conflicting. Second, my interpretation of the apparatus is contrasted with that of David Chalmers, Frank Jackson, and David Lewis. It is argued that this difference reflects a contrast between internalist and externalist approaches to the problem of intentionality
Keywords Assertion  Logic  Modal Logic  Semantics  Two-dimensionalism  Chalmers, David J  Kaplan, David
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DOI 10.1023/B:PHIL.0000019550.81145.34
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