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Description - A Slim Book about Narrow Content by Gabriel M. A. Segal

A good understanding of the nature of a property requires knowing whether that property is relational or intrinsic. Gabriel Segal's concern is whether certain psychological properties -specifically, those that make up what might be called the "cognitive content" of psychological states - are relational or intrinsic. He claims that content supervenes on microstructure, that is, if two beings are identical with respect to their microstructural properties, then they must be identical with respect to their congitive contents. Segal's thesis, a version of internalism, is that being in a state with a specific cognitive content does not essentially involve standing in any real relation to anything external. He uses the fact that content locally supervenes on microstructure to argue for the intrinsicness of content. Cognitive content is fully determined by intrinsic, microstructural properties: duplicate a subject in respect to those properties and you duplicate their congitive contents. The book, written in a clear style, contains four chapters. The first two argue against the two leading externalist theories. Chapter 3 rejects popular theories that endorse two kinds of content: "narrow"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262692304
ISBN-10: 0262692309
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 189
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gabriel M. A. Segal

Gabriel M.A. Segal is Professor of Philosophy at King's College London.