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Perspectival Thoughts and Psychological Explanation

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270187
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601484 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927018X.003.0007
 Perspectival Thoughts and Psychological Explanation

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Deals with the relation between thoughts and the context in which they are entertained. It is argued that thoughts are best viewed as situated. The same thought situated in a different context is likely to be about something different. It discusses these perspectival thoughts and shows how they can support psychological generalizations in a straightforward way.

Keywords: illusion; object-dependent thoughts; perception; perspectival thoughts; psychological explanation; twin-earth

Chapter.  17218 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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