Is there a deductive argument for semantic externalism? Reply to Yli-Vakkuri
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 09:16 authored by Sarah SawyerSarah Sawyer
Juhani Yli-Vakkuri (2017) has recently argued that the Twin Earth thought experiments offered in favour of semantic externalism can be replaced by a straightforward deductive argument from premises widely accepted by both internalists and externalists alike. The deductive argument Yli-Vakkuri offers, however, depends on premises which are such that, on standard formulations of internalism, they cannot be satisfied by a single belief simultaneously; it does not therefore, constitute a proof of externalism. The aim of this paper is to explain why.
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