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The objects of thought

Author: Tim Crane
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Tim Crane addresses the ancient question of how it is possible to think about what does not exist. He argues that the representation of the non-existent is a pervasive feature of our thought about the world, and that to understand thought's representational power we need to understand the representation of the non-existent.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Crane
ISBN: 9780199682744 0199682747
OCLC Number: 865049167
Description: xii, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The problem of non-existence --
Existence and quantification --
The nature of existence and non-existence --
The structure of intentionality --
Reductionism and psychologism --
Thinking about specific things --
Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Tim Crane.

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Crane offers a solid contribution to the debate on the problem of intentional inexistence ... Highly recommended. * CHOICE * elegant and original. * Pierre Jacob, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * Read more...

 
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