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The mental files theory of singular thought: a psychological perspective

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We argue that the most ambitious version of the mental files theory of singular thought, according to which mental files are a wide-ranging psychological natural kind underlying all and only singular thinking, is unsupported by the available psychological data. Nevertheless, critical examination of the theory from a psychological perspective opens up promising avenues for research, especially concerning the relationship between our perceptual capacity to individuate and track basic individual...

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Accepted
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Not peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
Strickland, B More by this author
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Mental Files and Singular Thought
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pubs:986787
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uri:08aa5687-7ff9-472c-8679-dc934a78eeab
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