Judgment ascriptions

Linguistics and Philosophy 32 (4):327-352 (2009)

Abstract
Some propositional attitude verbs require that the complement contain some “subjective predicate”. In terms of the theory proposed by Lasersohn, these verbs would seem to identify the “judge” of the embedded proposition with the matrix subject, and there have been suggestions in this direction. I show that it is possible to analyze these verbs as setting the judge and doing nothing more; then according to whether a judge index or a judge argument is assumed, unless the complement contains a subjective predicate, the whole matrix is redundant or there is a type conflict. I further show that certain clear facts argue for assuming a judge argument which can be filled by a contextually salient entity–or by the subject of a subjective attitude verb.
Keywords Judgment  Propositional attitudes  Subjective predicates  Personal taste
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DOI 10.1007/s10988-009-9063-4
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