Chapter

Thoughts

Richard Swinburne

in The Evolution of the Soul

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780198236986
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598593 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236980.003.0004
Thoughts

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Thoughts are understood as passive conscious events consisting in entertaining propositions. They may be accompanied by sensory images of written or spoken sentences; but such sentences never contain the whole content of the thought. New Appendix B discusses Fodor's ‘language of thought’ hypothesis.

Keywords: Fodor; language of thought; propositional content; Searle; thought

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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