Dynamization

First McDonald’s came for stative love, but there’s something very odd going on with like. As you know, if you like Paris in the springtime at time t then you also like Paris in the springtime at time t′, regardless of whether time t′ is in springtime or not. Bracketing this, (I like (Paris in the springtime)).

Enter Facebook. If you like Paris on website w, it then doesn’t follow that you like Paris on website w′. Bracketing again, (I like (Paris) on Facebook). However, I’d still asterisk “I’m liking Paris”. But would everybody?

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