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Author: Imogen Dickie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Context and content.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imogen Dickie develops an account of aboutness-fixing for thoughts about ordinary objects, and of reference-fixing for the singular terms we use to express them. She explains how relations to objects  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imogen Dickie
ISBN: 9780198755616 0198755619
OCLC Number: 970465148
Description: x, 333 p. : il., taules ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. In which a precise version of the connection between aboutness and justification is derived from more basic principles ; 3. The mind has a basic need to represent things outside itself ; 4. Perceptual demonstratives ; 5. Proper names ; 6. The delicate question of reference by description ; 7. Descriptions and singular thought ; 8. Thought and consciousness ; Appendix: Key to notation ; References ; Index
Series Title: Context and content.
Responsibility: Imogen Dickie.

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