Single Idea 3464

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 6. Broad Content]

Full Idea

I don't believe in the existence of 'wide content'.


Meanings are in the head, not in the external world

Gist of Idea

There is no such thing as 'wide content'


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Ch. 3.IV)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.80

A Reaction

I sort of agree, but if I accept the rulings of experts (e.g. that water is really H2O), I am admitting that what I mean may not be in my head.