Single Idea 3450

[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 2. Meaning as Mental]

Full Idea

On my view, the philosophy of language is a branch of the philosophy of mind.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy of language is a branch of philosophy of mind


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Intro)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.-6

A Reaction

Inclined to agree with this. Intentionality and meaning are virtually the same thing. The role of language in thought has been grossly overrated in modern philosophy.