A modal analysis of modal subordination

  • Robert van Rooy

Abstract

In this paper I will give a modal two-dimensional analysis of presupposition and modal subordination. I will think of presupposition as a non-veridical propositional attitude. This allows me to evaluate what is presupposed and what is asserted at different dimensions without getting into the binding problem. What is presupposed will be represented by an accessibility relation between possible worlds. The major part of the paper consists of a proposal to account for the dependence of the interpretation of modal expressions, i.e. modal subordination, in terms of an accessibility relation as well. Moreover, I show how such an analysis can be extended from the propositional to the predicate logical level.
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
van Rooy, R. (2019). A modal analysis of modal subordination. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 8, 209-232. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2004.v8i0.759