<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Burge (Tyler) - Individualism and the Mental (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_683.htm">Individualism and the Mental</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Burge (Tyler).htm">Burge (Tyler)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Rosenthal - The Nature of Mind</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_683.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperCitings_683.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P683_1">Abstract</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P683_1"></A></u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="disc"><li>This paper is regularly cited as extending Putnam's twin earth critique of Fregean theories of reference to the social realm. </li><li>Just as Putnam argues that traditional meaning theory leaves out the contribution of the physical world, Burge has been taken as arguing that traditional meaning theories have left out the contribution of the social world; the linguistic community plays a role in determining the objective content of thoughts ascribed in the language of that community. </li><li>Burge's interpretation of his <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiment</A><SUP>2</SUP> is controversial, but the influence of this paper has been profound. </li></ul></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Also in <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1024.htm">French (Peter), Uehling (Theodore) & Wettstein (Howard) - Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol IV, 1979) - Metaphysics</A>", </li><li>And in <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6371.htm">Harnish (Robert M.) - Basic Topics in the Philosophy of Language</A>". </li></ul><BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P683_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P683_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: Taken from <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21182.htm">Harnish (Robert M.) - Basic Topics in the Philosophy of Language: Introduction</A>". <BR><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="2018-08-02T05:36" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:36:17</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>