On Recanati's Mental Files.
- In his book Mental Files (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), Francois Recanati develops a theory of mind and language based on the idea that Fregean senses should be identified with 'mental files', mental representations whose primary function is to store information about objects. I discuss three aspects of Recanati's book. The first concerns his use of acquaintance relations in individuatin... read moreg mental files, and what this means for 'file dynamics'. The second concerns his comments on a theory that I have elsewhere advocated, the 'sequenced worlds' or 'multi-centered worlds' theory. The third concerns how the mental file approach handles non-doxastic attitudes like imagining.read less
- <html>Ninan, Dilip. "On Recanati'sMental Files." Inquiry 58, no. 4 (February 18, 2014): 368-377. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in <i>Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy</i> on 18 February 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0020174X.2014.883751.</html>