The Publicity of Thought and Language

Abstract

I try to clarify the ways in which one would seek to hold that language and/or thought are public. For each of these theses, I distinguish four forms in which they can be framed, and two ways of establishing them. The first will try to make the publicity of thought follow from that of language; the second will try to make the publicity of language follow from that of thought. I show that none of these strategies can do without the thesis that language and thought are interdependent, and that even while admitting this thesis, the second strategy presents more difficulties than the first.

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,855

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2010-12-22

Downloads
72 (#163,520)

6 months
1 (#386,031)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Daniel Laurier
Université de Montréal

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Expression, Thought, and Language.Henry Jackman - 2003 - Philosophia 31 (1-2):33-54.
Understanding the Language of Thought.John L. Pollock - 1990 - Philosophical Studies 58 (1-2):95-120.
Concepts, Connectionism, and the Language of Thought.Martin Davies - 1991 - In W Ramsey, Stephen P. Stich & D. Rumelhart (eds.), Philosophy and Connectionist Theory. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. pp. 485-503.
Language and Thought.Christopher Gauker - 1999 - A Field Guide to the Philosophy of Mind.
No Conceptual Thought Without Language.Christopher Gauker - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):687-687.
Thought, Language, and Animals.Hans-Johann Glock - 2006 - In Michael Kober (ed.), Grazer Philosophische Studien. Rodopi. pp. 139-160.