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Charles Travis

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230334

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230334.001.0001

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Attitudes As States

Attitudes As States

(p.227) 10 Attitudes As States

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A recurrent theme emerges in Wittgenstein. Its subjects are meaning, understanding, and attitudes such as expecting, believing, hoping, and intending. The point is not that there is no good sense in which such things are mental states. It is rather that so thinking of them suggests false pictures. Which ones? At least two. This chapter explores just one, and only for belief.

Keywords:   Frege, Wittgenstein, false pictures, belief

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