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Notes - Individualism and the Mental
The argument proceeds by way of a counterexample, which has three steps: 1. A subject has a wide variety of intentional attitudes whose contents include the concept of arthritis. For example, she correctly thinks she has arthritis in her joints; that arthritiss symptoms include pain and stiffness in the joints; etc. However, she is unaware that arthritis only afflicts the joints, and mistakenly thinks that she has arthritis in her thigh.
Externalism About Mental Content
Many of our mental states such as beliefs and desires are intentional mental states, or mental states with content. Externalism with regard to mental content says that in order to have certain types of intentional mental states e. Internalism or individualism denies this, and it affirms that having those intentional mental states depends solely on our intrinsic properties. This debate has important consequences with regard to philosophical and empirical theories of the mind, and the role of social institutions and the physical environment in constituting the mind.
Burge has made contributions to many areas of philosophy , including the philosophy of mind , philosophy of logic , epistemology , philosophy of language , and the history of philosophy. Burge earned his Ph. Burge has argued for anti-individualism. Burge , Burge argues in a similar fashion that a person's beliefs are dependent on the physical world. In his thought experiment he attempted to demonstrate that all thoughts and beliefs have wide contents. Burge argues that the difference in the thoughts is attributable to the difference between the nature of stuffs in the respective physical environments.
Individualism and the mental