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Mental files

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It is often supposed that we can make progress understanding singular thought about objects by claiming that thinkers use ‘mental files’. However, the proposal is rarely subject to sustained critical evaluation. This thesis aims to clarify and critique the claim that thinkers use mental files.

In my introductory first chapter, I motivate my subsequent discussion by introducing the claim that thinkers deploy modes of presentation in their thought about objects, and lay out some of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:7d7a1146-f770-4951-81a2-2b5dc42d2ecc
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ora:7445

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