Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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II 84
Mental states/intentionality/Stalnaker: pro pragmatic image: belief contents are coarse grained - understandable in terms of the role in the characterization of actions. - Field: pro linguistic image.
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II 88
Representation/FieldVsStalnaker/Field: we should manage without intrinsically representative mental states. - non-intrinsical representational states: also have content, can be synonymous. - On the other hand intrinsically representative: E.g. object of believe as an ordered triple from Caesar, Rubicon, Cross.
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II 89
Possible world/MöWe/sets of/Field: what is relevant for sets of possible worlds as objects of mental states is that they form a Boolean algebra.
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II 100
Intentionality/FieldVsStalnaker: we need more than the atomistic approach that everything that satisfies a Boolean algebra is sufficient for the explanation of mental states. (Via sets of possible worlds) - Instead: we need a systematic of the connection of content. - Therefore, we need a more fine-grained structure than that of sets of possible worlds.


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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.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-23