On Communication-Based De Re Thought, Commitments De Dicto and Word Individuation

@inproceedings{Mercier1998OnCD,
  title={On Communication-Based De Re Thought, Commitments De Dicto and Word Individuation},
  author={A. Mercier},
  year={1998}
}
  • A. Mercier
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Preliminaries In the old days of descriptivism, reference was thought to be a function of ones epistemic connection to a referent, a connection fully established by ones beliefs about the referent, which were taken as individuative of the content of ones thought. Thus it was thought that when I think of Aristotle, the object of my thought is whoever instantiates (enough or most or a weighted sum of) the properties that constitute my information about Aristotle. Likewise, it was thought that… CONTINUE READING
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