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Single Idea 3417

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 7. Narrow Content]

Full Idea

An objection to the 'covariance' theory of content is that what you believe is influenced, often crucially, by what else you believe.

Gist of Idea

Content depends on other content as well as the facts


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p.193)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.193

A Reaction

I can't think of a reply to this, if the covariance theory is suggesting that content just IS covariance of mental states with the environment. Externalism says that mind extends into the world.