Definition of propositional attitude in English:

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propositional attitude

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noun

Philosophy
The relation that a person has with a proposition, such as having an opinion concerning it or responding emotionally to it.
Example sentences
  • I arrive at the conclusion that it is a symptom of a more general phenomenon whereby contextual parameters can be relativized to bearers of propositional attitudes.
  • He has objected that the view of emotions as propositional attitudes has the effect of excluding animals and infants lacking language.
  • And, indeed, any general argument for narrow content will presumably apply to sensory representation as well as to propositional attitudes.

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