The Environment Dependence of Thought: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Thought

The Environment Dependence of Thought: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Thought

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After explaining my answer in part I, the rest of the dissertation elaborates and defends the thesis. In part II, I consider the relationship between thought thus defined and belief (chapters 5, 6) and communication (chapter 7), arguing that we can construe belief as a disposition to think and communication as sharing thoughts. Insofar as the philosophy of psychology is concerned with belief, and the philosophy of language with communication, they both presuppose an account of thought.(Evans 1982, 309) Part II: Belief and Communication Introduction I have described a way of thinking about thinking: the environment dependence of thought. Those in thrall to the alternative explanatory strategy I described in the first chapter, anbsp;...


Title:The Environment Dependence of Thought: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Thought
Author: Michael Hicks
Publisher:ProQuest - 2009
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