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Title: On Conflation
Authors: Landrum, Kyle Alan
Advisors: Rosen, Gideon
Contributors: Philosophy Department
Keywords: concepts
conceptual change
mental representation
Subjects: Philosophy
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University
Abstract: This dissertation is about conflation, the phenomenon of treating distinct things as if they are the same. I use observations about conflation to develop novel theses on familiar topics in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. Some of the terrain covered includes: determining when you and I are thinking the same thought, the grounds for mental content, the conditions under which we do and ought to distinguish things, and different ways in which a mental representation can aptly be said to have “multiple meanings”.
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Type of Material: Academic dissertations (Ph.D.)
Language: en
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