Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Millikan, Ruth
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Each/All/Every I 220
Everyone/All/Belief/Belief Attribution/Millikan: E.g. "Ralph believes that every member of our secret club is a spy".
A) Ralph says in his inner language "Every member ..."
B) A form with a gap: "___ is a spy" is filled each time by another member. This is e.g. also possible even if Ralph does not know anything about our club.
Sense: is then the same as in the clearer example: "Of each member believes Ralph ..."
Again, for both readings it applies: a relation between Ralph and a belief type is depicted.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24