Representing and Knowing

David Banach

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

DEDICATION

 

INTRODUCTION     

 

PART I - MODELS OF REPRESENTATION

 

CHAPTER I - MODELS OF REPRESENTATION AND

     OBJECTIVITY.                                                                                                  

  1.1 - The Physical-Visual Model of Representation.                                                                        

  1.2 - Models of Objectivity                                                         

  1.3 - The Elements of an Alternative Model of Representation                                                           

 

CHAPTER II - HISTORICAL MANIFESTATIONS                                             

 

CHAPTER III - THE CASE AGAINST THE REPRESENTATIONAL

     MODEL OF EPISTEMOLOGY                                                                

 

PART II - AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL

 

CHAPTER IV - REFERENCE                             

  4.1 - Representing without Similarity                   

  4.2 - Reference apart from Correctness. The Intuitive Case      

  4.3 - Representing and Referring            

  4.4 - Putnam contra a Putnamian Theory of Reference      

 

CHAPTER V - CONCEPTS 

  5.1 - Why do Concepts Present such a Problem?   

  5.2 - What are Concepts?   

  5.3 - How Concepts Work    

  5.4 - Why Concepts aren't Representations  

 

CHAPTER VI - AGENCY, OBJECTIVITY, AND TRUTH 

  6.1 - Agency 

  6.2 - Objectivity       

  6.3 - Truth   

 

PART III - THE ALTERNATIVE DEFENDED

 

CHAPTER VII - HEGEL'S INSIGHT AND FOUR PROBLEMS IN THE

     PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE          

  7.1 - The Opening Arguments of the Phenomenology        

  7.2 - Hegel's Insight 

  7.3 - Indexicals         

  7.4 - De re and de dicto Knowledge          

  7.5 - Literal Meaning and Figurative Language     

  7.6 - Putnam's Model Theoretic Argument  


CHAPTER VIII - PUTNAM 

  8.1 - Metaphysical Realism 

  8.2 - Putnam's Arguments   

  8.3 - Internal Realism          

 

CHAPTER IX - REPRESENTATION AND REALISM    

  9.1 - Putnam and the Perspectivist Fallacy. 

  9.2 - Representation, Truth, and Generality 

  9.3 - Properties and Objects  

  9.4 - Inadequacies of Internalism    

  9.5 - The Objectivity of the Self and the Motivation of Realism         

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY   

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