A practical solution to the problem of empty singular thought

Imogen Dickie

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This chapter develops a distinction between practically and classically oriented thought about particulars, and it argues that this distinction generates an improvement on extant accounts of cases of essayed singular thought where there is no object that the essayed thought is about.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmpty Representations
Subtitle of host publicationReference and Non-Existence
EditorsManuel García-Carpintero, Genoveva Martí
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199647057
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014


  • Singular thought
  • Demonstrative thought
  • Demonstrative reference failure
  • Empty names
  • Truth-value gaps


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