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    Securing singular thought about merely hypothetical entities
    Philosophical Studies 173 (8): 2193-2213. 2016.
    Although we are still in the dark when it comes to giving necessary and jointly sufficient criteria for what it takes to be thinking a singular thought, the paradigm cases are just ones where an agent is thinking about some particular object. When we erroneously think that Vulcan is a planet, our thought appears to be singular since it is, after all, about Vulcan. A promising way to explain this is to claim that there is something, a merely hypothetical entity, that is Vulcan. There have been no…Read more