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A Use Theory of Meaning

Paul Horwich

in Reflections on Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199251247
eISBN:
9780191603983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925124X.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

How should we go about trying to identify which particular underlying property of a given word is responsible for its meaning? And what sort of property will that turn out to be? The answers ... More


Externalism and Content

Madhucchanda Sen

in Externalism and the Mental

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199453603
eISBN:
9780199084623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453603.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter traces the history of the debate centring round mentalistic content, and its role in the understanding of the mind and the mental. In this context, Putnam’s theory of reference and its ... More


Privileged Access, Phenomenal Character, and Externalism

Michael Tye

in Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with an exploration of how one can be conscious of what it is like to undergo a certain experience. It seems that there is some sense in which one could not be wrong at all about ... More


Outsourcing Concepts: Social Externalism, the Extended Mind, and the Expansion of our Epistemic Capacity

Cathal O’Madagain

in Socially Extended Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198801764
eISBN:
9780191840357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801764.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It appears to be the case that some of our concepts have their content fixed by the minds of others. For example, we might have thoughts involving the concept QUARK, without knowing quite what quarks ... More


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