Index, Context, and Content

  • Davis Lewis
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 143)


If a grammar is to do its jobs as part of a systematic restatement of our common knowledge about our practices of linguistic communication, it must assign semantic values that determine which sentences are true in which contexts. If the semantic values of sentences also serve to help determine the semantic values of larger sentences having the given sentence as a constituent, then also the semantic values must determine how the truth of a sentence varies when certain features of context are shifted, one feature at a time.


Propositional Attitude Propositional Content Rich Index Original Context Systematic Restatement 
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