Quantifiers and propositional attitudes: Quine revisited

@article{Crawford2006QuantifiersAP,
  title={Quantifiers and propositional attitudes: Quine revisited},
  author={Sean Crawford},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2006},
  volume={160},
  pages={75-96}
}
Quine introduced a famous distinction between the ‘notional’ sense and the ‘relational’ sense of certain attitude verbs. The distinction is both intuitive and sound but is often conflated with another distinction Quine draws between ‘dyadic’ and ‘triadic’ (or higher degree) attitudes. I argue that this conflation is largely responsible for the mistaken view that Quine’s account of attitudes is undermined by the problem of the ‘exportation’ of singular terms within attitude contexts. Quine’s… CONTINUE READING

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