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Aboutness

Stephen Yablo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144955
eISBN:
9781400845989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness features of particular mental states. ... More


Loose Talk, Tight Worlds

Jennifer Greenwood

in Becoming Human: "The Ontogenesis, Metaphysics, and Expression of Human Emotionality"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029780
eISBN:
9780262329828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029780.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the common processing mechanisms of literal, metaphorical and loose talk. It is argued that the processing involved is inferential because it is always context-dependent. ... More


Compatibilism

Daniel Z. Korman

in Objects: Nothing out of the Ordinary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198732532
eISBN:
9780191796760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732532.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Permissive and eliminative views are widely held to be entirely compatible with ordinary beliefs and intuitions about which objects there are. Those who think so will think that arguments from ... More


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