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New Essays on Singular Thought

Robin Jeshion


This book presents ten new essays about singular (de re) thought by a distinguished international group of philosophers of mind and language, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editor. The contributors are: Kent Bach, John Campbell, Imogen Dickie, Manuel García‐Carpintero, Robin Jeshion, François Recanati, R.M. Sainsbury, Nathan Salmon, Arthur Sullivan, and Kenneth Taylor. The essays in this collection explore three main and overlapping sets of topics. One concerns the relationship between singular thought and perception. How does perception enable us to think non‐discursive though ... More

Keywords: singular thought, de re, de dicto, reference, acquaintance, representation, fictional reference, empty names, reference, perception

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199567881
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Jeshion, editor
University of California, Riverside
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PART I The Structure of Singular Thought

3 On Singularity


PART II Conditions on Singular Thought

PART III Demonstrative and Communication‐Based Reference and Thought

8 Millian Externalism*


PART IV Thinking of Nothing

9 Fictional Singular Imaginings*


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