Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Thought, philosophy: a thought corresponds to a complete sentence. There is debate about whether we can attribute such thoughts to animals. See also mentalism, mental states, opacity, thinking, reality, world/thinking, propositional attitudes, propositions, intensions, objects of thought, relation theory, mentalese, computation.

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Thoughts/Davidson: can only exist when there are several thought-given creatures.
Definition thought: a mental state whose content can be specified. For example, the belief that this is a piece of paper, the intention to speak slowly and clearly, etc. - thoughts depend on nothing outside the mind. Thesis: even in a totally different world, the thoughts could be exactly the same as now.
Every single thought about the nature of the world could be wrong. The only thoughts that escape this simple initial skepticism are our thoughts about our own thoughts.
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K. Glüer, Davidson zur Einführung, 1993
Glüer II 153 f
Pone-example: (Johanna knows a recipe for baking corn bread, which she considers simple). The content of the thought must be known.
An individual cannot have any thoughts if it does not communicate with at least one other person, and this requires that both of them make use of a common world.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

D II
K. Glüer
D. Davidson Zur Einführung Hamburg 1993


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-23