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Objects of Thought

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ISBN-10: 0198748043

ISBN-13: 9780198748045

Edition: 2015

Authors: Tim Crane

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The Objects of Thought addresses the ancient question of how it is possible to think about what does not exist. Tim Crane argues that the representation of the non-existent is a pervasive feature of our thought about the world, and that we will not adequately understand thought's representational power ('intentionality') unless we have understood the representation of the non-existent. Intentionality is conceived by Crane in terms of the direction of the mind upon an object of thought, or an intentional object. Intentional objects are what we think about. Some intentional objects exist and some do not. Non-existence poses a problem because there seem to be truths about non-existent…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.44" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Tim Crane is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.