Singular Thought

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Tim Crane
Central European University
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A singular thought can be characterized as a thought which is directed at just one object. The term ‘thought’ can apply to episodes of thinking, or to the content of the episode (what is thought). This paper argues that episodes of thinking can be just as singular, in the above sense, when they are directed at things that do not exist as when they are directed at things that do exist. In this sense, then, singular thoughts are not object-dependent.
Keywords thought  thinking  object-dependence
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8349.2011.00194.x
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