Verdad sobre la no existencia: un problema para la teoría reduccionista de Tim Crane. Nota crítica sobre The Objects of Thought

Critica 50 (148):99-113 (2018)

Manuel Almagro Holgado
University of Granada
The aim of this work is to comment and discuss some central ideas of Tim Crane’s book The Object of Thought (2013). In particular, I pose an objection for the reductionist solution to the problem of non-existence offered by the author. Tim Crane defends that the truth of sentences that contain terms referring to non-existent objects (like 'Pegasus') can be explained by appealing to the truth of sentences about things that do exist (Pegasus’ representation in the myth). I argue that this explanation does not work for sentences used in a normative or evaluative way.
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