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Single Idea 16382

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 5. Fregean Semantics]

Full Idea

A mental file plays the role which Fregean theory assigns to modes of presentation.

Gist of Idea

Fregean modes of presentation can be understood as mental files


François Recanati (Mental Files [2012], 17.1)

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files' [OUP 2012], p.221

A Reaction

I'm a fan of mental files, and this is a nice pointer to how the useful Fregean insights can be written in a way better grounded in brain operations. Rewriting Frege in neuroscience terms is a nice project for someone.