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[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 6. Broad Content]

Full Idea

Semantic externalism ties our mental content down to our actual environment so there is no possibility of massive error.

Gist of Idea

Semantic externalism ties content to the world, reducing error


Bernecker / Dretske (Knowledge:Readings in Cont.Epist [2000], Pt.V Int)

Book Reference

'Knowledge: readings in contemp epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker/Dretske [OUP 2000], p.434

A Reaction

This sounds more prescriptive than descriptive. People do make massive errors in their concepts. Maybe educated people are more externalist (respectful of experts) than uneducated people?