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Quotation: Compositionality and Innocence without Demonstration
Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía (2005)
  • Andrew Botterell, Sonoma State University
  • Robert J. Stainton, University of Western Ontario

We discuss two kinds of quotation, namely indirect quotation (e.g., 'Anita said that Mexico is beautiful') and pure quotation (e.g., 'Mexico' has six letters). With respect to each, we have both a negative and a positive plaint. The negative plaint is that the strict Davidsonian (1968, 1979a) treatment of indirect and pure quotation cannot be correct. The positive plaint is an alternative account of how quotation of these two sorts works.

  • propositional attitudes,
  • semantics/pragmatics boundary
Publication Date
August 1, 2005
Publisher Statement
Open access journal
Citation Information
Andrew Botterell and Robert J. Stainton. "Quotation: Compositionality and Innocence without Demonstration" Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía Vol. 37 Iss. 110 (2005)
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