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Seven puzzles of thought and how to solve them : an originalist theory of concepts

Author: R M Sainsbury; Michael Tye
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can one think about the same thing twice without knowing that it's the same thing? How can one think about nothing at all (for example Pegasus, the mythical flying horse)? Is thinking about oneself special? One could mistake one's car for someone else's, but it seems one could not mistake one's own headache for someone else's. Why not? R.M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye provide an entirely new theory--called  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R M Sainsbury; Michael Tye
ISBN: 9780199695317 0199695318 9780199688944 019968894X
OCLC Number: 857218201
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: x, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The puzzles --
Roads not taken --
Overview of an originalist theory of concepts --
The originalist theory defended and elaborated --
Concept externalism, originalism and privileged access --
The metaphysics of thought --
The puzzles solved --
Further applications : originalism and experience --
Objections and replies.
Responsibility: Mark Sainsbury and Michael Tye.

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Sainsbury and Tye present a new theory, 'originalism', which provides natural, simple solutions to puzzles about thought that have troubled philosophers for centuries. They argue that concepts are to  Read more...

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