Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Thought, philosophy: a thought corresponds to a complete sentence. There is debate about whether we can attribute such thoughts to animals. See also mentalism, mental states, opacity, thinking, reality, world/thinking, propositional attitudes, propositions, intensions, objects of thought, relation theory, mentalese, computation.
 
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Wright, Crispin
 
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Thoughts I 280
Semantic relegation/Wright: Instead of talking about words, talking about facts, objects, substantial truth. Boghossian promised to avoid this descent.
Thought/sentence/object language/meta language/Wright: the question whether the sentence "My lawn is green" is true, depends on its meaning, but not on the status of the thought that my lawn is green.
  In the semantic descent of sentence to thought - we left the meaning behind us.
WrightVs: this does not do more than sticking your head in the sand.
How could the assertion that P escapes the fate of its metalinguistic counterpart if the fate of the latter is sealed only by the cooperation of the content?
Language is not a mere clothing of thought. We have no wordless contact with the thought that P. Thoughts must be mediated symbolically.

Wri I
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Wahrheit und Objektivität Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-30