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Wide Functionalism

Gilbert Harman

in Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238027
eISBN:
9780191597633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238029.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological explanation is a kind of functional explanation, like some biological explanation, where the relevant functions tend to have to do with perceiving and acting in relation to the ... More


My Fall from Platonic Heaven

Robin Clark

in Meaningful Games: Exploring Language with Game Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016179
eISBN:
9780262298742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016179.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Chapter 1 outlined the Mentalese theory, which takes the mind (or brain) as a computational device. This chapter first describes the relation between the rules of grammar and their meaning in ... More


Cognitive Significance

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the different problems that surround identity statements and singular thoughts. Several methodological solipsism accounts of cognitive significance are criticized, while a view ... More


Relativism

Martin Kusch

in Knowledge by Agreement: The Programme of Communitarian Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199251223
eISBN:
9780191601767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251223.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Takes up six arguments against relativism. The most famous amongst them are Plato's self‐refutation charge, Hillary Putnam's argument based on the parallel between methodological solipsism and ... More


Empiricism and empirical content

Tim Button

in The Limits of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199672172
eISBN:
9780191758393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672172.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores three versions of bracketed empiricism. The first involves the idea of a constructed world (as in Carnap’s Aufbau). The second involves the idea that there is a dichotomy ... More


Singular Thought

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239932
eISBN:
9780191680045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the concept of singular thought, which involves the use of demonstratives and the recognition of particulars. These singular thoughts also provide difficulties for ... More


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