Deflating the many attitudes problem

Derek BAKER*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Attitudinal embeddings, such as ‘I hope that murder is wrong’ or ‘she is glad that eating meat is not wrong’ are a less substantial problem for expressivists than is standardly thought. If expressivists are entitled to talk of normative beliefs, they can explain what it is to for an attitude to be semantically related to a normative content in terms of being functionally related to a belief with a normative content.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberpqab011
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalThe Philosophical Quarterly
Issue number1
Early online date19 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

The research appearing in this paper was fully funded by a General Research Fund grant from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong SAR, China (Grant number LU13601218).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Author(s) 2021.


  • expressivism
  • quasirealism
  • Frege-Geach problem
  • many attitudes problem


Dive into the research topics of 'Deflating the many attitudes problem'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this