This paper revisits some foundational questions concerning the abstract representation of a discourse context. The context of a conversation is represented by a body of information that is presumed to be shared by the participants in the conversation – the information that the speaker presupposes a point at which a speech act is interpreted. This notion is… (More)
It has been an object of much controversy in the literature whether knowledge should be taken to be a relation between agents and sentences (the syntactic or sentential approach) or a relation between agents and propositions (the semantic or propositional attitude approach). In this panel, we discuss the relative merits of the two approaches.