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No facts without perspectives

Glauer, Ramiro and Hildebrandt, Frauke (2020) No facts without perspectives. [Preprint]

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Perner and Roessler (2010) hold that children who do not yet have an understanding of subjective perspectives, i.e., mental states, explain actions by appealing to objective facts. In this paper, we criticize this view. We argue that in order to understand objective facts, subjects need to understand perspectives. By analysing basic fact-expressing assertions, we show that subjects cannot refer to facts if they do not understand two types of perspectivity, namely, spatial and doxastic perspectivity. To avoid conceptual confusion regarding different ways of referring to facts, we distinguish between reference to facts de re and de dicto.


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Item Type: Preprint
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Glauer, Ramiro0000-0002-9548-716X
Hildebrandt, Frauke0000-0003-3217-6222
Keywords: theory of mind, reference, objectivity, subjective perspectives, facts
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Dr. Ramiro Glauer
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2020 04:55
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020 04:55
Item ID: 18389
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Date: 2020
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18389

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