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Philosophical Studies 165 (1):151-165 (2013)
|Abstract||The aim of this paper is to reinterpret success semantics, a theory of mental content, according to which the content of a belief is fixed by the success conditions of some actions based on this belief. After arguing that in its present form, success semantics is vulnerable to decisive objections, I examine the possibilities of salvaging the core of this proposal. More specifically, I propose that the content of some very simple, but very important, mental states, the immediate mental antecedents of action, can be explained in this manner|
|Keywords||Mental content Success semantics Modest naturalism Action-guiding representations|
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