‘That’-clauses as existential quantifiers

Analysis 64 (3):229-235 (2004)

Abstract

Following Panaccio, 'John believes that p' is analysed as 'For some x such that x is true if and only if p, John believes x'. On this view the complement clause 'that p' acts as a restricted existential quantifier and it contributes a higher-order property.

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Francois Recanati
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