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Articulating a Thought

Eli Alshanetsky


The book examines how we make our thoughts clear to ourselves in the process of putting them into words. As philosophers and cognitive scientists have emphasized, articulating a thought can be astoundingly easy. We generally have no trouble expressing complex ideas that we have never considered before. But not always: a far less noted fact is that articulating a thought can sometimes be extremely hard. Our difficulties in articulating thoughts pervade many aspects of philosophical inquiry as well as many ordinary situations. We may face them in articulating an objection in a seminar, an insigh ... More

Keywords: Thought, knowledge, expression, articulation, recognition, epistemology, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785880
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eli Alshanetsky, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Temple University

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