Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Attribution: statements that provide an object with properties are attributions. See also self-ascription, predication.

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I 129
Attribution/Variables/Constants/Possible Worlds/Stalnaker/Cresswell: Uses a value attribution which is world-dependent - i.e. a term t can be attributed to an individual in a world and a different individual in another possible world - Variables/Stalnaker: refer to the same thing in all possible worlds - Variables/Constants/Hintikka: he also treats variables and constants differently: because of his restriction of quantifiers we can talk about the same thing in different possible worlds ((s)>cross world identity). (Camps: LewisVsHintikka).
II 159
Propositional Attitudes/Attribution/That-Sentence/Truth Conditions/Content/Cresswell: Thesis: the truth conditions of sentences with propositional attitudes are determined by the content of the that-sentences - that all it is about for me.
II 160
More than merely the truth conditions of the complementary sentences are involved in the attribution of propositional attitudes.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-22