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Propositional Attitude Reports

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[Revised entry by Michael Nelson on February 14, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, dere.html, ignorance.html] Propositional attitude reporting sentences concern cognitive relations people bear to propositions. A paradigm example is the sentence 'Jill believes that Jack broke his crown'. Arguably, 'believes, 'hopes', and 'knows' are propositional attitude verb and, when followed by a clause that includes a full sentence expressing a proposition (a that-clause) form propositional attitude reporting sentences. Attributions of cognitive relations to propositions can also take...

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