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Meaning, Mind, and Knowledge

Christopher S. Hill


This book has four main concerns—meaning, the psychophysical identity thesis, representationalist theories of phenomenal consciousness, and the nature of knowledge. In an initial section on meaning, it presents a deflationary theory of truth, reference, and correspondence with fact, and offers an account of the utility of these semantic notions. The second section begins by defending the psychophysical identity thesis against a number of prominent objections. Eventually, however, it arrives at the view that the identity thesis should give way to representationalist accounts of experience. Buil ... More

Keywords: truth, reference, modal knowledge, experience, psychophysical identity thesis, mind–body problem, representationalism, knowledge, reliabilism, the a priori

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher S. Hill, author
Brown University