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David Lewis

Print publication date: 1983

Print ISBN-13: 9780195032048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195032047.001.0001

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Attitudes De Dicto and De Se

Attitudes De Dicto and De Se

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(p.133) Ten Attitudes De Dicto and De Se
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Philosophical Papers Volume I
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David Lewis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195032047.003.0010

In this wide‐ranging paper, Lewis defends the view that propositional attitudes consist in relations to properties, which themselves are sets of possible individuals. In so doing, he champions the importance of self‐ascribing attitudes (i.e. what he coins ‘de se’ attitudes), arguing that “the de se subsumes the de dicto, but not vice versa.” Along the way, a host of topics are discussed, including time‐slices of continuant persons, centered possible worlds, and decision theory.

Keywords:   centered possible worlds, de dicto, de re, de se, decision theory, haecceitism, indexical, David Kaplan, John Perry, propositional attitudes, Quine, Stalnaker

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