|Prior I 125
Object of thought/intentionality/e.g. unicorn/AnscombeVsTradition: object of thoughts, not particulars. - "The Greeks worshiped Zeus": true sentence, needs no object, not even "x thinks __".
Existence/non-existence can not make a difference for the analysis of the sentence - but I think of Churchill and not of an idea (Brentano ditto). - As an object of belief a man does not need to have a certain size. - Not any description of the object of belief must be true. - E.g. a tribe revered a piece of wood. Object: God, not wood. - False: "They worship nothing". - Correct: "That which they worship, is nothing." - (de re / de dicto)._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
G.E. M. Anscombe
"The First Person", in: G. E. M. Anscombe The Collected Philosophical Papers, Vol. II: "Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind", Oxford 1981, pp. 21-36
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins, Manfred Frank, Frankfurt/M. 1994
Objects of thought Oxford 1971
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003