Francesco Berto, "Topics of Thought. The Logic of Knowledge, Belief and Imagination", Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2022, pp. 220
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Understanding the logical behavior of propositional attitudes, i.e. the mental states that we entertain with propositions (such as knowledge, belief, supposition, imagination, etc.), requires careful consideration of what such attitudes are about: their topic. This is the core intuition of Francesco Berto’s work, a book that fits into one of the most interesting and rich debates of recent decades, ranging over a wide variety of disciplines: from formal semantics to epistemology and even cognitive psychology. But above all, Berto’s book makes a substantial contribution to what Daniel Nolan calls the hyperintensional revolution. In addition to being an original and ambitious proposal in the area of epistemic logic, the book can also be considered an excellent and in-depth introduction to many of the most interesting problems in the contemporary debate.
Giorgio Lenta, "Francesco Berto, 'Topics of Thought. The Logic of Knowledge, Belief and Imagination', Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2022, pp. 220", in "APhEx 27", 2023, pp. 13