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Single Idea 3121

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 7. Narrow Content]

Full Idea

To say that contents of my belief are narrow is to say that they are intrinsic to me, hence that any perfect twin of mine would have beliefs with the same contents.

Gist of Idea

If content is narrow, my perfect twin shares my concepts


Gabriel M.A. Segal (A Slim Book about Narrow Content [2000], 5)

Book Reference

Segal,Gabriel M.A.: 'A Slim Book about Narrow Content' [MIT 2000], p.123

A Reaction

I personally find this more congenial than externalism. If my twin and I studied chemistry, we would reach identical conclusions about water, as long as we remained perfect twins.