Objects and Attitudes
Friederike Moltmann
April 2024

This is a prepublication version of my forthcoming book Objects and Attitudes. The book develops a novel semantics of attitude reports, modal sentences, and quotation based on the view that sentences semantically act as predicates of various attitudinal and modal objects, entities like claims, requests, promises, obligations, and permissions, rather than standing for abstract propositions playing the role of objects. Modal and attitudinal objects are sharply distinguished ontologically from events, acts, and states. The book contains a development of truthmaker semantics for attitudinal and modal objects and presents a wide range of applications to issues in semantics, syntax, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.
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Reference: lingbuzz/007950
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Published in: Oxford University Press (in press)
keywords: facts, states of affairs, situations, clauses as predicates of content bearers, truthmaker semantics, attitudinal objects, modal objects, attitude reports, modality, speech reports, verbs of saying, quotation, semantics, syntax
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