Semantic Externalism and Psychological Externalism

@article{Wikforss2007SemanticEA,
  title={Semantic Externalism and Psychological Externalism},
  author={{\AA}. Wikforss},
  journal={Philosophy Compass},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={158-181}
}
  • Å. Wikforss
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy Compass
  • Externalism is widely endorsed within contemporary philosophy of mind and language. Despite this, it is far from clear how the externalist thesis should be construed and, indeed, why we should accept it. In this entry I distinguish and examine three central types of externalism: what I call foundational externalism, externalist semantics, and psychological externalism. I suggest that the most plausible version of externalism is not in fact a very radical thesis and does not have any terribly… CONTINUE READING
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