<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Brown (Curtis) - Narrow Mental Content (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_579.htm">Narrow Mental Content</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Brown (Curtis).htm">Brown (Curtis)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2002-7</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_579.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PapersToNotes_579.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><BR><BR>Narrow mental content is a kind of mental content that does not depend on an individual's environment. Narrow content contrasts with  broad or  wide content, which depends on features of the individual's environment as well as on features of the individual. It is controversial whether there is any such thing as narrow content. Assuming that there is, it is also controversial what sort of content it is, what its relation to ordinary or  broad content is, and how it is determined by the individual's intrinsic properties.<ol type="1"><li>Introduction</li><li>Arguments for Broad Content<BR>& 2.1 Putnam's Argument: Twin Earth and <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">Natural Kinds</A><SUP>1</SUP><BR>& 2.2 Burge's Argument: Semantic Deference<BR>& 2.3 Responses to the Arguments</li><li>Arguments for Narrow Content<BR>& 3.1 Causal Arguments<BR>& 3.2 Arguments from Introspective Access<BR>& 3.3 Arguments Concerning Rationality</li><li>Conceptions of Narrow Content<BR>& 4.1 Descriptive Content<BR>& 4.2 Conceptual Role<BR>& 4.3 The Mapping Conception<BR>& 4.4 Diagonal Propositions<BR>& 4.5 Sets of Maximal Epistemic Possibilities</li><li>Strategies for Determining Narrow Content<BR>& 5.1 Diagonalization Strategy<BR>& 5.2 Subtraction Strategy<BR>& 5.3 Ideal Environment Strategy <BR>& 5.4 Epistemic Strategy</li><li>Further Issues<BR>& 6.1 Type or Token?<BR>& 6.2 What Sort of Token?<BR>& 6.3 Holism vs. Particularism<BR>& 6.4 The Subject</li><li>Conclusion<BR>Bibliography<BR>Other Internet Resources</li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>First published Wed Nov 20, 2002; substantive revision Wed Feb 14, 2007; see <a name="W292W"></a><A HREF = "https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2009/entries/content-narrow/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>.<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:34" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:34:56</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>