Ignorance, Introspection, and Epistemic Modals

Luka Crnic, Tue Trinh

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Embedded epistemic modals are infelicitous under desire predicates when they are anchored to the belief state of the attitude holder (see, esp., Anand & Hacquard 2013). We present two ways of deriving this observation from an inde- pendently motivated property of desire predicates (Heim 1992; von Fintel 1999).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)645-653
Number of pages9
JournalSemantics and Linguistic Theory
StatePublished - 2021


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