Title

Quotation: Compositionality and Innocence without Demonstration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2005

Journal

Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía

Volume

37

Issue

110

First Page

3

Last Page

33

Abstract

We discuss two kinds of quotation, namely indirect quotation (e.g., 'Anita said that Mexico is beautiful') and pure quotation (e.g., 'Mexico' has six letters). With respect to each, we have both a negative and a positive plaint. The negative plaint is that the strict Davidsonian (1968, 1979a) treatment of indirect and pure quotation cannot be correct. The positive plaint is an alternative account of how quotation of these two sorts works.