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Talking About NothingNumbers, Hallucinations and Fictions$
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Jody Azzouni

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199738946

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738946.001.0001

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Conclusion to Part I

Conclusion to Part I

(p.150) Conclusion to Part I
Talking About Nothing

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This chapter offers a general explanation for why there is empty singular thought and speech. Indispensability is the key: our need, for example, to describe what things are like from another’s point of view—regardless of whether she is seeing what is actually there or not. What is indispensable is that such descriptions, therefore, must be (sometimes) of what isn’t there, and yet they must always be truth apt. There is more discussion of aboutness intuitions, and the drawbacks of pretence approaches and Meinongianism.

Keywords:   singular thought, pretence, Meinongianism, aboutness

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