Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
Externalism, philosophy: the thesis that the meanings of the words partially depend on our environment; a) by the influence of the language community (use theory), b) the possibility or impossibility to ever come into contact with objects to refer to them (reference, acquaintance). See also twin earth, anti-individualism, circumstances.

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Frank I 27 ~
Externalism / Burge: reconciliation with Descartes: perception does not conflict with independent self consciousness: what the thought content (causally) determines also determines what the subject thinks about it (common cause) -


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Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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