I’ve uploaded two short notes on the semantics of desire ascriptions.
“On the monotonicity of desire ascriptions” is from a few years ago. It is cited in a recent paper by Paul Portner and Aynat Rubinstein and I figured I should make it available, since who knows if I ever get around to making a real paper out of it.
“How weak is your want?” contains a few preliminary thoughts on how “weak” the semantics of want might be.
They’re on LingBuzz, for what it’s worth, but I’ve also uploaded them at Zenodo, an open access repository run by CERN, where all materials get a permanent DOI link etc.
- Kai von Fintel. 2018. On the monotonicity of desire ascriptions. doi:10.5281/zenodo.5116584.
- Kai von Fintel. 2021. How weak is your want? doi:10.5281/zenodo.5123513.