Arranging the rigging, Or why «object» attitudes do not exist

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Popravlyaya takelazh, ili pochemu ne sushchestvuet «ob"ektnykh» ustanovok
Author(s): 
Ivan Mikirtumov
Saint Petersburg State University
Issue number: 
No.4 (Vol.50)
Pages: 
36-43
Abstract: 

The article deals with some problems of formalization of Russell's example with a yacht and Eugenii Borisov's proposal concerning the usage of «object» attitudes. This idea seems wrong to me in terms of its contents, besides its formal realization fails. I believe that formalization of the example with a yacht must, firstly, take into account the pragmatics of the phrase's usage and, secondly, point at the mental representations of the objects. To do this, one can use propositions reflecting a technical aspect of semantic relations.

Keywords: 
description, proposition, object, epistemic attitudes, mental representations
DOI: 
10.5840/eps201650465
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