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Single Idea 16365

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 1. Concepts / a. Nature of concepts]

Full Idea

I want mental files (properly speaking) to serve as individual concepts, i.e. thought constituents.

Gist of Idea

Mental files are individual concepts (thought constituents)


François Recanati (Mental Files [2012], 5.3)

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files' [OUP 2012], p.64

A Reaction

This is why the concept of mental files is so neat - it gives you a theory of reference and a theory of concepts. I love the files approach because it precisely fits my own introspective experiences. Hope I'm not odd in that way.