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Unshadowed Thought

Representation in Thought and Language

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HARDCOVER

$83.00 • £66.95 • €74.50

ISBN 9780674003392

Publication Date: 01/29/2001

Short

288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Preface
  • I. Shadows
    • 1. A Terminological Interlude: Understandings
    • 2. The Word-like Face of Shadows
    • 3. The World-like Face of Shadows
    • 4. Platonism
    • 5. Essential Structure
    • 6. Surrogates
    • 7. Antiplatonism
    • 8. Understandings Again
  • II. Thoughts and Talk
    • 1. On Representing
    • 2. Disambiguations
    • 3. Sinn
    • 4. On Representing Differently
    • 5. Subjects and Predicates
  • III. Thoughts and Attitudes
    • 1. What Thoughts Might Be
    • 2. Equivalences
    • 3. Approximatism
    • 4. A Problem to Solve?
    • 5. Alternatives
  • IV. Thoughts and Inference
    • 1. A Role for Thoughts in Inference
    • 2. What Logic Is About
    • 3. Thoughts, Consequences, and Ways for Things to Be
  • V. Abilities to Think Things
    • 1. Counting Thoughts
    • 2. A Role for Abilities
    • 3. Abilities
    • 4. Plasticity
    • 5. Generalizing
  • VI. Things to Think About
    • 1. Properties and Truth
    • 2. Ways for Things to Be
    • 3. Structuring the Ways Things Are
    • 4. Saying, and Thinking, the Same
  • VII. Thinking Things
    • 1. Thinking-So
    • 2. Classifying Attitudes
    • 3. Epistemology
    • 4. Surrogates Revisited
    • 5. Thoughts
    • 6. Thoughts and Sense
    • 7. Mentioning Thoughts
    • 8. Conclusion
  • VIII. Opacity, System, and Cause
    • 1. Opacity
    • 2. Are Attitude Ascriptions Opaque?
    • 3. System
    • 4. System Failures
    • 5. Cause
  • IX. Situated Representing
    • 1. Meaning and Shadows
    • 2. Familiar Forms
    • 3. Ordinary Practice
    • 4. Scientism
    • 5. Using Words
    • 6. Meaning’s Role
  • X. Truth and Sense
    • 1. Truth
    • 2. Correspondence
    • 3. A Sensible Notion of Sense
    • 4. Sense and Things
    • 5. Sense and World
    • 6. Circumstance
  • Notes
  • Index

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