Counterfactual attitudes and multi-centered worlds.Ninan, Dilip.
Counterfactual attitudes like imagining, dreaming, and wishing create a problem for the standard formal semantic theory of de re attitude ascriptions. I show how the problem can be avoided if we represent an agent's attitudinal possibilities using "multi-centered worlds", possible worlds with multiple distinguished individuals, each of which represents an individual with whom the agent is acquaint... read more
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- Ninan, Dilip. "Counterfactual attitudes and multi-centered worlds." Semantics and Pragmatics 5 (2012): 1-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.5.5