de dicto ascriptions and de re ascriptions

De dicto ascriptions specify the content of the attributed commitment from the point of view provided by what the one to whom that commitment is attributed would, according to the attributor, acknowledge. De re ascriptions specify the content of that same commitment from the point of view provided by what the one attributing the commitment would acknowledge. These are two different sorts of ascription, two ways of specifying the content of a single commitment, not ascriptions of two different sorts of belief or commitment.” (Robert B. Brandom, Making It Explicit, p.584)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s