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Representation, Meaning, and Thought

Grant Gillett


This study examines the relationship between thought and language by considering the views of Kant and the later Wittgenstein alongside many strands of contemporary debate in the area of mental content. Building on an analysis of the nature of concepts and conceptions of objects, the book develops an account of psychological explanation and the subject of experience. It offers a novel perspective on mental representation and linguistic meaning which accommodates the vexed topics of cognitive roles and singular thought. It concludes by outlining certain considerations relevant to sceptical argu ... More

Keywords: thought, language, Kant, Wittgenstein, mental content, psychological explanation, experience, mental representation, linguistic meaning, perception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198239932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grant Gillett, author
University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin