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Single Idea 2979

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 2. Propositional Attitudes]

Full Idea

How else, other than via some form of representational system, could a human organism contain information as a content over which it could operate or 'attitudinise'?

Gist of Idea

Propositional attitudes require representation


William Lyons (Approaches to Intentionality [1995], Intro)

Book Reference

Lyons,William: 'Approaches to Intentionality' [OUP 1998], p.4

A Reaction

Depends what you mean by 'representational'. In its vaguest sense, this is just a tautology - content must be held in the mind in some form or other, but that tells us nothing.