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Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 11, 1980

Margaret M. Rooney
Pages 75-92

What Do We Hope For?
Some Puzzles Involving Propositional Hoping

In at least some cases of future directed propositional hoping, facts about the hoper become puzzling if one supposes that the object of hoping is a future tensed proposition. These facts are easily explained by the alternative suppostion that the hoper accepts a future tensed proposition but bears the hoping attitude toward a disjunctively tensed proposition. Parallel remarks apply to past directed and present directed prepositional hoping. Thus, at least some instances of hoping have as their objects disjunctively tensed rather than purely tensed propositions. Propositional remembering may possibly resemble propositional hoping in this respect.

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