Perceptual Demonstrative Thought

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There are three rival approaches to understanding the semantic nature of perceptual demonstrative thoughts: the object-dependent theory, the descriptive object-independent theory, and the predicative object-independent theory. All three theories are subject to serious objections. After detailing these, I sketch a more viable alternative, the property-dependent theory.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Philosophy of Perception and Observation. Proceedings of the 40th International Ludwig Wittgenstein-Symposium
EditorsChristoph Limbeck-Lilienau , Friedrich Stadler
PublisherOntos Verlag
Publication statusPublished - 2017