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Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them
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Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye


How can one think about the same thing twice without knowing that it's the same thing? How can one think about nothing at all (for example Pegasus, the mythical flying horse)? Is thinking about oneself special? One could mistake one's car for someone else's, but it seems one could not mistake one's own headache for someone else's. Why not? This book provides an entirely new theory which answers these puzzles and more. The framework is an account of the mind that sees it as part of nature, as opposed to something with supernatural powers. This means that human beings have more opportunities to ... More

Keywords: thinking, account of the mind, nature, supernatural powers, mistakes, thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695317
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. M. Sainsbury, author
University of Texas at Austin

Michael Tye, author
University of Texas at Austin

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