Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Search  
 
Relation-Theory
A.
Relation-Theory:
takes belief to be a relation to internal objects (entities). Virtually all authors are against the assumption of thoughts as internal objects. See also intensional objects, intensions, propositional attitudes.

B.
Relational Theory/Bigelow/Pargetter (Science and Necessity Cambridge University Press 1990 p55) assumes universals (e.g. sets, numbers, properties) and relations between them in order to explain the problem of quantities. See also change, motion, quantities, universals, Platonism, nominalism.
 
Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Fodor, Jerry
 
Books on Amazon
Relation-Theory Cresswell II 157
Belief / relation theory / Fodor / Cresswell: be proof that beliefis relational (1981, 178-181) is in fact a proof that "believes" is a relationship of person with a content (not an object).

F/L
J. Fodor/E. Lepore
Holism Cambridge USA Oxford UK 1992

Cr I
M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

Cr II
M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984


> Counter arguments against Fodor



> Suggest your own contribution | > Suggest a correction | > Export as BibTeX file
 
Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-25