Propositional attitudes in weak pragmatics

Studia Logica 38 (4):365 - 374 (1979)

Bas C. Van Fraassen
San Francisco State University
Sentences attributing beliefs, doubts, wants, and the like (propositional attitudes, in Russell's terminology) have posed a major problem for semantics. Recently the pragmatic description of language has become more systematic. I shall discuss the formalization of pragmatics, and propose an analysis of belief attribution that avoids some main problems apparently inherent in the semantic approach.
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