Chapter

The Originalist Theory Defended and Elaborated

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695317
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738531 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0004
The Originalist Theory Defended and Elaborated

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The originalist theory is developed further, and the notion of concept-using practices developed. There is a discussion of how the theory handles Mates cases, and how these cases pose difficulties for Fregeans.

Keywords: words; Mates cases; continuants; fission and fusion; understanding; grasping; Fodor; Millikan

Chapter.  17030 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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