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Intentional identity

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If Hob and Nob both read the same newspaper article claiming that a witch has come into town, then the following sentence can be true, even if the article is fabricated and there are no witches:

  1. (1) Hob thinks that a witch has blighted Bob’s mare, and Nob wonders whether she killed Cob’s sow.

This phenomenon is called ‘intentional identity’, and there is no consensus on the semantics of (1) or similar sentences. Intentional identity is related to important, ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:219190d3-1089-4c1f-a9c2-01eac8a0677d
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ora:9079
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English
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