On preferring

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Blumberg, Kyle. (2022). On preferring. Linguistics and Philosophy. 45, pp. 1315-1344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-022-09351-4
AuthorsBlumberg, Kyle
Abstract

In this paper, I draw attention to comparative preference claims, i.e. sentences of the form ┌S prefers p to q┐. I show that preference claims exhibit interesting patterns, and try to develop a semantics that captures them. Then I use my account of preference to provide an analysis of desire. The resulting entry for desire ascriptions is independently motivated, and finds support from a wide range of phenomena.

Keywordspreference; desire; logic of desire; alternative sensitivity; context sensitivity
Year2022
JournalLinguistics and Philosophy
Journal citation45, pp. 1315-1344
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0165-0157
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-022-09351-4
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85129548504
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
Page range1315-1344
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Online06 May 2022
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Accepted15 Feb 2022
Deposited25 Jan 2023
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