Philosophical Studies 131 (2):447-457 (2006)

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Neil Feit
Fredonia State University
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I present two short arguments concerning the views named in the title. First, I argue that the Doctrine of Propositions, according to which the contents of our psychological attitudes are always propositions, is incompatible with Internalism, understood as a doctrine endorsing the intrinsic character of mental content. Second, I try to show that the Doctrine of Propositions is also incompatible with the claim that psychological properties supervene globally on physical properties (i.e., that there can be no mental difference without some physical difference). The upshot is that the Doctrine of Propositions is inconsistent with each of two important supervenience principles.
Keywords Belief  Epistemology  Global  Internalism  Proposition  Self-knowledge  Supervenience
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-004-0016-z
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Belief Reports and the Property Theory of Content.Neil Feit - 2013 - In Neil Feit & Alessandro Capone (eds.), Attitudes De Se: Linguistics, Epistemology, Metaphysics. CSLI Publications. pp. 105-31.

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