A Comparison of Two Intensional Logics
Edward N. Zalta
Linguistics and Philosophy, 11,
February 1988, 59-89
The author examines the differences between the general intensional
logic defined in his recent book and Montague's intensional logic.
Whereas Montague assigned extensions and intensions to expressions
(and employed set theory to construct these values as certain sets),
the author assigns denotations to terms and relies upon an axiomatic
theory of intensional entities that covers properties, relations,
propositions, worlds, and other abstract objects. It is then shown
that the puzzles for Montague's analyses of modality and descriptions,
propositional attitudes, and directedness towards nonexistents can be
solved using the author's logic.
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