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'La Traviata': Morality, Freud And Female Masochism by Sara Collins. The real La Traviata

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Headline:   'La Traviata': Morality, Freud And Female Masochism by Sara Collins. The real La Traviata
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Based on the true story of Rose Alphonsine Plessis, a French country girl turned courtesan, Verdi?s opera La Traviata charts the short life and turbulent emotional arc of a 19th century woman. In continental Europe, this was a time when some young women were serial mistresses of powerful men who provided them with shelter, luxuries and a shadowy place in society. In Parisian demi- monde of the 19th century this was quite the norm. But English life was steeped in hypocrisy typical of the Victorian age, as was the case in Freud?s Vienna.


Richard DeWitt. Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought

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Author:   Richard DeWitt
Headline:   Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought
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Keywords: intentionality, mental causation, language of thought, vagueness, semantics, mental representation

Abstract: In recent years, a number of well-known intentional realists have focused their energy on attempts to provide a naturalized theory of mental representation. What tends to be overlooked, however, is that a naturalized theory of mental representation will not, by itself, salvage intentional realism. Since most naturalistic properties play no interesting causal role, intentional realists must also solve the problem of showing how intentional properties (such as representational properties), even if naturalized, could be causally efficacious. Because of certain commitments, this problem is especially difficult for intentional realists such as Fodor. In the current paper I focus on the problem as it arises for such realists, and I argue that the best-known solution proposed to date is inadequate. If what I say is correct, then such intentional realists are left with an additional and substantial problem, and one that has generally not been sufficiently appreciated.



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