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Marcelo Fischborn
Instituto Federal Farroupilha
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Diana Pérez (2005) criticizes Davidson’s argument for the thesis that there is no thought without language, and offers an alternative defense of that thesis on the basis of empirical studies on developmental psychology. In this comment I argue that more recent studies do not seem to affect Davidson’s argument in the way Pérez suggests, and that her alternative defense of the thesis that there is no thought without language is insufficient. At the end, I offer a sketch of how a weaker and more tenable version of the argument could be articulated.
Keywords Donald Davidson  Thought  Language  Propositional Attitudes
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DOI 10.5007/1808-1711.2012v16n3p489
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Who is Fooled?Donald Davidson - 2004 - In Problems of Rationality. Oxford University Press.
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What Thought Requires.Donald Davidson - 2001 - In Joao Branquinho (ed.), The Foundations of Cognitive Science. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 121.
Is Thought Without Language Possible?Diana I. Pérez - 2005 - Principia 9 (1-2):177-191.

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