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By Christopher Peacocke

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Truly Understood by Christopher Peacocke

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In Truly Understood, Christopher Peacocke argues that truth and reference have a much deeper role in the explanation of meaning and understanding than has hitherto been appreciated. Examination of specific concepts shows that a grasp of these concepts has to be characterized in terms of reference, identity, and relations to the world. Peacocke develops a positive general theory of understanding based on the idea that concepts are individuated by their fundamental reference rules, which contrasts sharply with conceptual-role, inferentialist, and pragmatist approaches to meaning. He treats thought about the material world, about places and times, and about the self within the framework of this general account, and extends the theory to explain the normative dimensions of content, which he believes are founded in the network of connections between concepts and the level of reference and truth. In the second part of the book, Peacocke explores the application of this account to some problematic mental phenomena, including the conception of many subjects of experience, concepts of conscious states, mental action, and our ability to think about the contents of our own and others' mental states.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199239443
ISBN-10: 0199239444
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 163mm x 25mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Presenting the theory of entitlement in the nexus of relations between truth, content, and understanding, this book formulates three principles of rationalism to articulate this conception. The principles imply that all entitlement has a component that is justificationally independent of experience.

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