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Singular Thought and Mental Files$

Rachel Goodman, James Genone, and Nick Kroll

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198746881

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198746881.001.0001

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(p.265) Index

(p.265) Index

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Singular Thought and Mental Files
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Oxford University Press
aboutness is cognitive focus232
aboutness-fixing224, 233, 239
abstract objects35–36, 124, 133, 144
acquaintance4–6, 11–12, 22, 35, 44–9, 75, 92, 96
mental files27–31, 47–9
singular thought76–80, 82, 97–9
agent files127–8
anaphora161–4
anaphoric dependence25, 33–4
anaphoric description164
anchoring points254–6; see also unicept
answerhood conditions213
Aristotle43–4
Aristotle Onassis163–4
attached files152–3
attitude ascription:
de re13, 74–6, 76–80, 82, 84–7, 96, 177
Availability/Difference principle66
Availability Requirement66–7
Ayers, Michael246
Bach, Kent3, 103
base coreference relation170–6
bearprint99, 105; see also Jeshion
belief convergence229–30, 237, 241
belief relation:
strict78
three-place76
two-place76
Boghossian, Paul108, 194
bounded rationality225–6
Brasoveanu, Adrian217
Campbell, John12, 14, 52–4, 162–3
capacity limit on files121, 130–2
causal theory3, 35, 197, 205, 223–4
causal-functional role5, 7, 41–2, 111–12
CDJ states170–185
weak CDJ174–5, 179–80, 183–5
strong CDJ174, 183–185
Chomsky, Noam254
Cicero161–3, 188–9, 259
cognitive focus15, 224
cognitive range128–30
cognitive significance14, 129, 149
cognitivism4; see also significance condition
communication-based thoughts128
concept acquisition62–4
concept disambiguation56–9
conceptual files129–30
conceptual representation165
conceptual truth97, 100
connected relation200–1
content preservation207
content view52–4
context insensitivity35, 84
context sensitivity13, 26, 77–8, 80–1, 130
continued belief8
coordination14–15, 187–90, 198–205; see also de jure coreference
coreference in thought165
coreferential asymmetry193, 195, 205
Cummins, Robert111
de facto coreference161, 168, 176–7, 187
de jure anti-coreference14, 187, 191–3
de jure coreference9–10, 14–15, 161, 170, 171, 176–80, 183–5, 187, 195; see also weak CDJ; strong CDJ; coordination
de re attitude ascription, see attitude ascription
de re report, see attitude ascription
de re thought75, 82–3
definite description7, 24, 32, 33, 35
demonstrative concept23, 53–7, 60–5
demonstrative file182–4
demonstrative reference12, 54, 61, 91–4, 152–3
demonstrative thought53, 107, 120, 122–8
description-based cognition239–40, 242–4
descriptive condition108
descriptive information8–9; see also mental file individuation
descriptive names12, 29–30, 39–40, 238–9
descriptive thought1–3, 6–9, 9, 107; see also general thought
descriptively mediated cognitive focus239, 242
descriptivism108, 120, 223
detached files152–3
diachronic file deployment183
direct reference24, 26, 39–49, 74, 86, 253–6
Discourse Representation Theory (DRT)208
doctrine of unique content149
domain-specificity133
dominant source of information202
Dorr, Cian101
Dummett, Michael169, 194, 203
dynamic principle203
dynamic coordination197, 201–5
E-relevance54–5, 58, 64
e-singular thought12, 42
(p.266) early vision91
empty file28–9
empty name3, 168, 171–3
encapsulation128, 134
episode147–8
episode conditions147–8, 154–5
epistemic approach, see e-singular thought
epistemic constraint50–1, 87; see also acquaintance, Frege’s constraint
epistemic relation44, 151–3
epistemic specificity207, 208–209
epistemically rewarding (ER) relations96–8, 103, 110, 131–2
epithet164
Evans, Gareth4–5, 11–12, 26, 192–3, 202, 205; see also Evans/Kaplan debate; Julius
Evans and Kaplan debate38–51; see also Evans, Gareth; Kaplan, David
Evans and Kaplan hybrid view44–6
event files125–6
evidentialism41–2
evolutionary evidence for mental files134–5
existential coreference relation173
expected acquaintance condition98–9
experience, see content view; relational view
explicit coreference, see coordination; de jure coreference
factivity167–8, 175
falling under relation143
fan effect131
Farkas, Donka217
Fiengo, Robert161–5
file connectedness200–3
file contiguity200
file identity199–201
file merging181–2, 199–202
file-stages15, 182–5, 199–203
Fine’s test188–190
FINSTs (fingers of instantiation)91–5, 134
Fodor110, 262
folk psychology144, 146
four-dimensionalism246–9
Frege57, 143, 144, 146, 149, 217–18
Frege case27, 108–9, 166, 202–5; see also Frege’s puzzle
Frege’s Constraint108, 122–4, 166–7, 176
Frege’s puzzle13, 74, 149, 259; see also Frege case
Fregean semantics14–15, 56–8, 123–4, 194–9, 203–5
Fregean sense and reference102, 166–7 194–6
full transparency169–70; see also transparency constraint
functional role; see causal-functional role
functionalist belief41–2
general proposition45, 144
general thought40, 51, 107–8, 238; see also descriptive thought
Goodman, Rachel8–9, 89–90, 110
grammatically determined coreference, see coordination; de jure coreference
guise sensitivity78, 86–7
Harman’s Thesis34–5
harmony principle99–100, 104
Hawthorne, John75, 81, 82, 99–100, 103
Head Detective (HD), see Sosa, Ernest
hearer non-identifiability207
Heck, Richard Kimberly54–62
hybrid truth-conditions149–150
identity marking258–9
impressible singular thought45–6
incremental conversion182
incremental truth-conditions147–8
indefinite description7, 25, 207–216
indexed file177–9, 182
indexical7, 74–5, 153–4, 208
indirect speech report15, 207–10
individual constant2–3
instrumentalism4, 41–2
instrumental thesis, see instrumentalism
internal coreference161, 167–73; see also putative coreference
interpolated speech reports210–12
Jeshion, Robin3–5, 11–13, 30–2, 90–6, 99–100, 103, 129, 133; see also parking ticket; bearprint
Johnston, Mark65–6
Julius29–30, 34, 40, 41, 45; see also Evans
justification:
proprietary justification228–30, 233
perceptual justification227
testimonial justification227–8
justification and truth principle224–7, 233
Kamp, Hans130, 208
Kaplan, David4–5, 12, 32, 38–51, 151; see also She; Newman 1
knowledge of conditional anti-coreference (KCAC)191
knowledge of conditional coreference (KCC)190–1
knows-wh22, 24, 26
Kripke, Saul4, 9, 33, 35, 41, 109, 150, 212, 252
language of thought21, 27, 147, 153
Lasnik, Howard192
Lawlor, Krista167–70, 180, 198
(p.267) Lepore, Ernest210, 262
LeVerrier5, 29, 42–3, 45–6, 86, 93, 98, 101, 187
Lewis, David108, 254
liberalism4
linearity effect111
linguistic conventions254–5
linguistic data81–2, 134–6
Lockwood, Michael129, 259
maintenance conditions117, 120, 125, 127, 132–4
Magliano, Joseph127
Manley, David75, 81, 82, 99–100, 103
Mark Twain75–6
marks of singular thought21–2, 24, 25–7, 31–2
May, Robert161–5
McDowell5, 55
mediated acquaintance96
mediated aboutness238–9 242
memory-based thought128–9
memory file182
mental files:
acquaintance, see acquaintance
empirical reality110, 121
definition27–8, 244–9
horizontal extension125–8
individuation9, 11, 28, 90, 117, 132
ontology244–9
transitivity176–7
vertical extension130–5
mental representation56–9, 109
mental state3–8, 11–12, 41–4, 53
Merge for Stages201–2
metasemantics4, 8
Metropolis Pyromaniac (MP), see Sosa
Millianism251
mistaken recognition166, 181–4; see also referential confusion
mode of aboutness108
mode of presentation56–9, 61, 97, 102–3, 108, 166–7, 176–7, 204
multifocal attention122
Multiple Identity Tracking (MIT)123
Multiple Object tracking (MOT)114, 117–18, 121–2
naive realism54
name-like-syntax30–6
Neptune, see LeVerrier
Newman 132–4, 45; see also Kaplan, David
No Change Principle201–2
non-CR192
non-conceptual content:
content view54
Heck’s argument55–7
Roskies argument62–3
state view55
Tye’s argument59–62
non-descriptive mode of presentation (NMOP)109–10, 120–3
non-satisfactional thought7–8
notion14, 145, 151
object dependence3–7, 22, 235, 237
object file13, 91, 112, 119, 123–4
object-involving truth conditions, see marks of singular thought
object-specific preview benefits (OSPB)115–18
object tracking122–3
oblique reference178
ostension5
Overlap principle202
parking ticket32, 34, 95; see also Jeshion, Robin; bearprint
parenthood principle246
Patel-Grosz, Pritty164
perceptual experience12, 52, 65–7, 165
perceptual demonstrative thought5, 7, 56, 60, 183, 235, 238–9
phenomenal character52, 54, 67
Phosphorus, see Hesperus
Pinillos, Angel171, 176–180
plural-singular thought25
possibility profile14, 150, 153–5
poverty of the stimulus254
pragmatic relation152
pragmatics88, 212, 251
presupposed coreference, see coordination; de jure coreference
projection argument112, 120
prototypes262
psychological natural kind110–13
purely worldly truth condition236–8
pure process four-dimensionalism, see four-dimensionalism
putative coreference168–9; see also internal coreference
Pylyshyn, Zenon91
quantificational thought107
question under discussion (QUD)80, 217–18
rational irrelevance226–7, 230–32
rational-irrelevance-generating factors231–2
rational requirement226–7, 231
Recanati, Francois112, 197–99
recognition thoughts128
recurrence163–5
(p.268) recurrence constraint165
reference-fixing4, 7, 29, 41, 44, 45, 61
referential conditions148
referential confusion169–70, 172–6, 180–182; see also mistaken recognition
referential content108
referential range124–8
relational model243
relational thought3–4, 97, 103
rigidity:
de facto rigidity35
de jure rigidity35
rigid definite description23, 24, 32, 33
rigid designation6, 150
Rips, Lance119, 132
Roskies, Adina62–5
Russell2, 47–8, 234–5
Russellian Account of Singular Thoughts (RAST)74
Russellian Account of Singular Thoughts Augmented (RAST+)74–5
Russellianism13, 23, 39, 47–50, 73–4
Saebo, Kjell207–9, 212–13, 216
Sam Clemens, see Mark Twain
same file relation200–1
satisfaction conditions57, 239
satisfaction model243
satisfactional thought7, 40, 97, 103
Schiffer, Stephen108, 166
Scholl, Brian122–3
Schroeter, Laura178
Searle, John178
self-file153
Sellars Wilfrid107
semantic approach, see s-singular thought
semantic argument9
semantic content8–9, 42–46, 49, 51, 74, 82, 195, 212–13
semantic deference177–8
semantic instrumentalism, see instrumentalism
semantic knowledge167–9, 193
semantic relationism15, 196–7, 203–5
semantic requirement, see semantic relationism
She34, 95; see also Kaplan
Shoemaker, Sydney68
Siegel, Susanna69
signature properties13, 111–19
signature triggering119–20, 132–4
significance condition92, 94–5, 99, 133–4
singular proposition74–90, 144–5, 148–9
singular thought, traditional definitions2–3
singularity properties11, 23
slash term180
Soames, Scott176–7
Sosa, Ernest76–9
speaker-ground208–9, 213–14
speaker judgment74, 81–2
speaker meaning212
speaker referent212
Spelke object118–20, 124
s-singular thought12, 42–44
static coordination204
Strawson, Peter181, 259
Strawson markers259
strict coreference, see coordination; de jure coreference
sufficiency principle99–100
synchronous file deployment182–3
Taylor, Kenneth162
thought-content28, 98, 144
thought-vehicle28, 98, 111
trading on identity, see coordination; de jure coreference
transparency constraint108, 122–3, 167, 194–5
transparency of source (TS)202–3, 205
transparency theorists194
Tremulous Hand228, 238–40
truth and aboutness principle225–7, 233
truth conditions3, 11–15, 144, 146–8, 213
Tully, see Cicero
tunnel effect117, 128
Tye, Michael59–62
Unabomber40, 46
unicept16, 256–62
universal coreference relation173
unthinkable thoughts49
ur-elements, see four-dimensionalism
vicarious file, see indexed file
visual index, see FINSTs
visual working memory113, 115–17, 121
Vulcan28, 40, 86, 101, 187; see also LeVerrier
Wally and Zach168, 172, 180–1, 183
Wood, Justin126–7
word-clusters254
world-clusters251–4
Zacks, Jeffrey127
zilch29