Abstract for Schroeder’s talk

I have two goals in this talk.  The first is to provide a new and sharper illustration of what I call the Expressivist Attitude Dialectic, which is the core set of pressures in the philosophy of mind facing expressivist theories, and indeed nondescriptivist theories more generally.  My second goal is to use this in order to illustrate one important respect in which expressivism about epistemic expressions such as epistemic modals, probability discourse, and indicative conditionals may be easier to develop than expressivism about normative discourse.  Along the way I’ll try to shed some light on the formal methods employed by Allan Gibbard, explore an unorthodox way of thinking about the nature of belief, and consider whether disjunctive syllogism is invalid.