The Grice Club


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Monday, April 30, 2018

H. P. Grice and J. L. Speranza, "On the icon"


We motivate the need for, and then sketch, an iconic theory of propositions according to which propositions are like or similar to their objects of representation. Propositions on this theory are properties that the mind instantiates when it simulates the world. I connect the theory to recent developments in the propositions literature as well as to a strain of cognitive science that explains some kinds of mental representation in terms of iconicity. To fill out my theory, I compare it to prominent theories in the contemporary literature.

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