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Are two Dimensions Too Many? - A one-dimensional rival to two-dimensional semantics

Abstract : We discuss two interpretations of two-dimensional semantics (2DMS) due to D. Chalmers and R. Stalnaker. The main problem with both interpretations of the formal framework is the relinquishng of rigidity for terms. They are in a sense unfaithful to an agent's beliefs. We present alternative principles to capture what we take to be agents's beliefs, namely: the principles of hyper-rigidity and backward reference to actuality. We propose then to go back to a one-dimensional semantics which affords a satisfactory model of beliefs reports. Our proposal, like 2DMS, addresses typical problems of representation for beliefs and epistemological difficulties related to modal knowledge.
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Contributor : Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde <>
Submitted on : Friday, December 23, 2005 - 2:09:33 PM
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Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Denis Bonnay. Are two Dimensions Too Many? - A one-dimensional rival to two-dimensional semantics. 2005. ⟨ijn_00000659⟩

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