Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):239-245 (2012)

Indrek Reiland
University of Vienna
Peter Hanks and Scott Soames have recently developed similar views of propositional attitudes on which they consist at least partly of being disposed to perform mental acts. Both think that to believe a proposition is at least partly to be disposed to perform the primitive propositional act: one the performance of which is part of the performance of any other propositional act. However, they differ over whether the primitive act is the forceless entertaining or the forceful judging. In this paper I argue that Soames’s “forceless” approach has an advantage over Hanks’s “forceful” approach which faces a serious problem.
Keywords Hanks  Soames  entertaining  judgment  predication
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.42
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