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Single Idea 20338

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / C. Capacities of Minds / 4. Objectification]

Full Idea

Much of the time we think and talk of a type as though it were itself a kind of token.


if I write 'and and' that is two tokens of one type

Gist of Idea

We often treat a type as if it were a sort of token


Richard Wollheim (Art and Its Objects [1968], 35)

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.92

A Reaction

A helpful way of connecting what I call 'objectification' to the more conventional modern philosophical vocabulary. Thus I might claim that beauty is superior to truth, as if they were two tokens.