Lewis' strawman

Philosophical Quarterly 52 (206):55-65 (2002)
Abstract
In a survey of his views in the philosophy of mind, David Lewis criticizes much recent work in the field by attacking an imaginary opponent, Strawman. His case against Strawman focuses on four central theses which Lewis takes to be widely accepted among contemporary philosophers of mind. These theses concerns (1) the language of thought hypothesis and its relation to folk psychology, (2) narrow content, (3) de se content, and (4) rationality. We respond to Lewis, arguing (among other things) that he underestimates Strawman’s theoretical resources in a variety of important ways.
Keywords David Lewis  Language of thought  narrow content  de se content  rationality  folk psychology
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/1467-9213.00252
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,478
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Philosophical Papers.David K. Lewis - 1983 - Oxford University Press.
Naming and Necessity.Saul A. Kripke - 1980 - Harvard University Press.

View all 16 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
As Good as It Gets: Lewis on Truth in Fiction.Richard Hanley - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (1):112 – 128.
How to Be a Pragmatist: C. I. Lewis and Humean Skepticism.John Greco - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (1):24-31.
On David Lewis' Philosophy of Mind.Erwin Rogler - 2000 - ProtoSociology 14:285-311.
Lewis, Language, Lust and Lies.Max Kölbel - 1998 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 41 (3):301 – 315.
A Chomskian Alternative to Convention-Based Semantics.Stephen Laurence - 2010 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Mind. Routledge. pp. 269--301.
David Lewis's Philosophy of Language.Richard Holton - 2003 - Mind and Language 18 (3):286–295.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
254 ( #13,816 of 2,180,556 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #155,584 of 2,180,556 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums