Narrow Mental Content

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[Revised entry by Curtis Brown on April 27, 2022.
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Narrow mental content is a kind of mental content that does not depend on an individual’s environment. Narrow content contrasts with “broad” or “wide” content, which depends on features of the individual’s environment as well as on features of the individual. It is controversial whether there is any such thing as narrow content. Assuming that there is, it is also controversial what sort of content it is, what its relation to ordinary or “broad” content is, and how it is determined by the…

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