Content and Justification: Philosophical Papers by Paul A. Boghossian

Content and Justification: Philosophical Papers

byPaul A. Boghossian

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Content and Justification presents a series of essays by Paul Boghossian on the theory of content and on its relation to the phenomenon of a priori knowledge. Part one comprises essays on the nature of rule-following and its relation to the problem of mental content; on the intelligibility of eliminativist views of the mental; on the prospects for a naturalistic reduction of mental content; and on the currently influential view that meaning is a normativenotion. Part two includes three widely discussed papers on the phenomenon of self-knowledge and of its compatibility with externalist conceptions of mental content. Part three concerns the classical but ill-understood phenomenon of knowledge that is based upon knowledge of meaning of conceptual competence. Finally, part four turns its attention from general issues about mental content to an account of a specific class of mental contents. It contains two widely discussed papers on the nature of colour concepts, and colour properties.

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Paul A. Boghossian gained his PhD from Princeton University in 1987. He is Silver Chair of Philosophy at New York University. His research interests are in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language and in epistemology. He is the author of numerous works on a variety of topics, including colour, rule-following, eliminativism, ...
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Title:Content and Justification: Philosophical PapersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.82 inPublished:October 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart 1. The Nature of Content1. The Rule Following Considerations2. The Status of Content3. Naturalizing Content4. Is Meaning Normative?5. Rules, Meaning, and IntentionPart 2. Content and Self-Knowledge6. Content and Self-Knowledge7. The Transparency of Mental Content8. What the Externalist can Know A Priori9. Further Reflections on the Problem of Self-KnowingPart 3. Content and the A Priori10. Analyticity Reconsidered11. Does an Inferential Role Semantics Rest Upon A Mistake?12. Knowledge of Logic13. How Are Objective Epistemic Reasons Possible?14. Inference and Insight15. Blind Reasoning16. Epistemic Analyticity: A DefensePart 4. Colour Concepts17. Color as a Secondary Quality18. Physicalist Theories of Color19. Postscript on Color