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Transparency and its Limits

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199659982
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0011
Transparency and its Limits

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Objections to the account of slow switching presented in Chapter 10 are discussed. It is conceded that, in certain cases, reference shifts are possible even though a single file is deployed twice. But, it is argued, such failures of epistemic transparency do not threaten the subject's rationality.

Keywords: slow switching; reference shift; epistemic transparency; rationality; mental files

Chapter.  3668 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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