Ignorance, Introspection, and Epistemic Modals

Luka Crnic, Tue Trinh


Embedded epistemic modals are infelicitous under desire predicates when they are anchored to the belief state of the attitude holder (see, esp., Anand & Hacquard 2013). We present two ways of deriving this observation from an inde- pendently motivated property of desire predicates (Heim 1992; von Fintel 1999).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3765/salt.v30i0.4849

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