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An Empirical Solution to the Puzzle of Macbeth's Dagger

D'Ambrosio, Justin

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In this paper I present an empirical solution to the puzzle of Macbeth's dagger. The puzzle of Macbeth's dagger is the question of whether, in having his fatal vision of a dagger, Macbeth sees a dagger. I answer this question by addressing a more general one: the question of whether perceptual verbs are intensional transitive verbs (ITVs). I present seven experiments, each of which tests a collection of perceptual verbs for one of the three features characteristic of ITVs. One of these features...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-05-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205460
Source: Erkenntnis
DOI: 10.1007/s10670-020-00253-0

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