After explaining my answer in part I, the rest of the dissertation elaborates and defends the thesis. In part II, I consider the relationship between thought thus defined and belief (chapters 5, 6) and communication (chapter 7), arguing that we can construe belief as a disposition to think and communication as sharing thoughts. Insofar as the philosophy of psychology is concerned with belief, and the philosophy of language with communication, they both presuppose an account of thought.Interpreting an animal, in the sense of attributing aquot;animal-levelaquot; thoughts, is surely this sort of explanation a we say the dog believes the squirrel is up the tree, and the cat thinks the mouse has gone into the hole, but we are not attributing theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Environment Dependence of Thought: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Thought|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|