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Singular 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/9780198239932.003.0009
Singular Thought

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This chapter discusses the concept of singular thought, which involves the use of demonstratives and the recognition of particulars. These singular thoughts also provide difficulties for methodological solipsism, but singular-thought theorists are often caught attempting to explain the relation Russell called ‘acquaintance’.

Keywords: singular thought; demonstratives; recognition of particulars; methodological solipsism; singular-thought theorists; Russell; acquaintance

Chapter.  7465 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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