Journal article

The illusion of transparency

Laura Schroeter

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

It's generally agreed that, for a certain a class of cases, a rational subject cannot be wrong in treating two elements of thought as co-referential. Even anti-individualists like Tyler Burge agree that empirical error is impossible in such cases. I argue that this immunity to empirical error is illusory and sketch a new anti-individualist approach to concepts that doesn't require such immunity.