Semantic externalism without thought experiments

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Yli-Vakkuri, Juhani. (2018). Semantic externalism without thought experiments. Analysis. 78(1), pp. 81 - 89. https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anx127
AuthorsYli-Vakkuri, Juhani
Abstract

Externalism is the thesis that the contents of intentional states and speech acts are not determined by the way the subjects of those states or acts are internally. It is a widely accepted but not entirely uncontroversial thesis. Among such theses in philosophy, externalism is notable for owing the assent it commands almost entirely to thought experiments, especially to variants of Hilary Putnam's famous Twin Earth scenario. This paper presents a thought experiment-free argument for externalism. It shows that externalism is a deductive consequence of a pair of widely accepted principles whose relevance to the issue has hitherto gone unnoticed.

Year2018
JournalAnalysis
Journal citation78 (1), pp. 81 - 89
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN0003-2638
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anx127
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85042869043
Page range81 - 89
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
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