Propositions and Attitude Ascriptions : A Fregean Account ∗

@inproceedings{Chalmers2006PropositionsAA,
  title={Propositions and Attitude Ascriptions : A Fregean Account ∗},
  author={David J. Chalmers},
  year={2006}
}
When I say ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’, I seem to express a proposition. And when I say ‘Joan believes that Hesperus is Phosphorus’, I seem to ascribe to Joan an attitude to the same proposition. But what are propositions? And what is involved in ascribing propositional attitudes? Frege held distinctive views on both of these questions. He held that when one says ‘Hesperus is Phosphorus’, one expresses a thought, which is itself determined by composing of the senses of the sentence’s parts. Senses… CONTINUE READING