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Terminology: What the Questions Mean

Tyler Burge

in Origins of Objectivity

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199581405
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723223 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581405.003.0002
Terminology: What the Questions Mean

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This chapter explicates key terms in the main questions raised in this book: What does it take for an individual to represent the physical world objectively? What are minimum constitutive conditions necessary for an individual to represent the physical environment in such a way as to attribute, sometimes accurately, specific physical attributes to physical particulars? The objective is to set background assumptions and guard against confusion.

Keywords: representation; objectivity; representational content; representation failure

Chapter.  15125 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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