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  1. Brian Ball (forthcoming). Speech Acts: Natural or Normative Kinds? Mind and Language.
    There are two views of the essences of speech acts: according to one view, they are natural kinds; according to the other, they are what I call normative kinds – kinds in the (possibly non-reductive) definition of which some normative term occurs. In this paper I show that speech acts can be normative but also natural kinds by deriving Williamson’s account of assertion, on which it is an act individuated, and constitutively governed, by a norm (the knowledge rule), from a (...)
     
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  2. Cameron Buckner (forthcoming). The Semantic Problem(s) with Research on Animal Mindreading. Mind and Language.
    Philosophers have worried that research on animal mind-reading faces a “logical problem”: the difficulty of experimentally determining whether animals represent mental states (e.g. seeing) or merely the observable evidence for those states (e.g. line-of-gaze). The most impressive attempt to confront this problem has been mounted recently by Robert Lurz (2009, 2011). However, Lurz’ approach faces its own logical problem, revealing this challenge to be a special case of the more general problem of distal content. Moreover, participants in this debate do (...)
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  3. Peter Langland-Hassan (forthcoming). Inner Speech and Metacognition: In Search of a Connection. Mind and Language.
    Many theorists claim that inner speech is importantly linked to human metacognition (thinking about one’s own thinking). However, their proposals all rely upon unworkable conceptions of the content and structure of inner speech episodes. The core problem is that they require inner speech episodes to have both auditory-phonological contents and propositional/semantic content. Difficulties for the views emerge when we look closely at how such contents might be integrated into one or more states or processes. The result is that, if inner (...)
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  4. Aaron Norby (forthcoming). Uncertainty Without All the Doubt. Mind and Language.
    I investigate whether degreed beliefs are able to play the predictive, explanatory, and modeling roles that they are frequently taken to play. The investigation focuses on evidence – both from sources familiar in epistemology as well as recent work in behavioral economics and cognitive psychology – of variability in agents' apparent degrees of belief. Although such variability has been noticed before, there has been little philosophical discussion of its breadth or of the psychological mechanisms underlying it. Once these are appreciated, (...)
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  5. Susan Schneider (forthcoming). The Nature of Primitive Symbols in the Language of Thought. Mind and Language.
    This paper provides a theory of the nature of symbols in the language of thought (LOT). My discussion consists in three parts. In part one, I provide three arguments for the individuation of primitive symbols in terms of total computational role. The first of these arguments claims that Classicism requires that primitive symbols be typed in this manner; no other theory of typing will suffice. The second argument contends that without this manner of symbol individuation, there will be computational processes (...)
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  6. Michael Sollberger (forthcoming). Making Sense of an Endorsement Model of Thought-Insertion. Mind and Language.
    Experiences of thought-insertion are a first-rank, diagnostically central symptom of schizophrenia. Schizophrenic patients who undergo such delusional mental states report being first-personally aware of an occurrent conscious thought which is not theirs, but which belongs to an external cognitive agent. Patients seem to be right about what they are thinking but mistaken about who is doing the thinking. It is notoriously difficult to make sense of such delusions. One general approach to explaining the etiology of monothematic delusions has come to (...)
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  7. Wayne Wu (forthcoming). Against Division: Consciousness, Information and the Visual Streams. Mind and Language.
    Milner and Goodale’s influential account of the primate cortical visual streams involves a division of consciousness between them, for it is the ventral stream that has the responsibility for visual consciousness. Hence, the dorsal visual stream is a “zombie” stream. In this paper, I argue that certain information carried by the dorsal stream likely plays a central role in the egocentric spatial content of experience, especially the experience of visual spatial constancy. Thus, the dorsal stream contributes to a pervasive feature (...)
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  8. N. Bonini, K. Tentori & D. Osherson (forthcoming). A New Conjunction Fallacy. Mind and Language.
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  9. N. Burton-Roberts (forthcoming). Atlas, Linguistics and Philosophy. Mind and Language.
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  10. Marc Ettlinger (forthcoming). Interpreting Deixis in Mental Spaces. Mind and Language.
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  11. Luisa Marti (forthcoming). Grammar Vs. Pragmatics: Carving Nature at the Joints. Mind and Language.
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