INTENTIONALISM AND THE IMAGINABILITY OF THE INVERTED SPECTRUM
Abstract:Various thought-experiments have been offered as independent support for the possibility of intentionalism-defeating spectrum inversion, but they do not succeed. I refute what I take to be the four best arguments for holding that the thought-experiments do in fact provide such support: the implausible error argument, the symmetry argument, the no-inference argument and the best theory of representation argument. I thus offer a defence of intentionalism against a long-standing objection.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Auburn University, Alabama
Publication date: 2006-07-01