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The Metaphysics of Thought

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/9780199695317.003.0006
The Metaphysics of Thought

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This chapter argues against orthodox views, according to which propositional attitudes are relations to propositions, propositions which must be expressed in true ascriptions of these attitudes. In place, we offer a positive theory about how thoughts are ascribed, on somewhat Davidsonian lines.

Keywords: Schiffer; Davidson; belief; ascriptions of propositional attitudes; objects of propositional attitudes; thoughts

Chapter.  6986 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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