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    The determinable-determinate relation can’t save adverbialism

    Grzankowski, Alex (2018) The determinable-determinate relation can’t save adverbialism. Analysis 78 (1), pp. 45-52. ISSN 0003-2638.

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    Abstract

    Adverbialist theories of thought such as those advanced by Hare (1969) and Sellars (1969) promise an ontologically sleek understanding of a variety of intentional states, but such theories have been largely abandoned due to the ‘many-property problem’. In an attempt to revitalize this otherwise attractive theory, in a series of papers as well as his recent book, Uriah Kriegel has offered a novel reply to the ‘many-property problem’ and on its basis he argues that ‘adverbialism about intentionality is alive and well’. If true, Kriegel will have shown that the logical landscape has long been unnecessarily constrained. His key idea is that the many-property problem can be overcome by appreciating that mental states stand in the determinable–determinate relation to one another. The present paper shows that this relation can’t save adverbialism because it would require thinkers to think more thoughts than they need be thinking.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The version of record is available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): intentionality, adverbialism, determinable - determinate relation, intentional objects
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 09:03
    Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 09:45
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18693

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