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Mental Explanation and the Content of Thought

Grant Gillett

in Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198239932
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.003.0004
Mental Explanation and the Content of Thought

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This chapter discusses the mental explanation, which is considered as a major challenge for any account of content. In this chapter, the present account of content gives a suggestion that such an analysis of action is mistaken. The discussion then shifts its focus from the events that comprise an action to a structural analysis of the way the activity is engaged with the conceptual system of the subject.

Keywords: mental explanation; account of content; analysis; structural analysis; conceptual system

Chapter.  10960 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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