“Peeping Toms” make fun examples, don’t they?

Posted: March 10, 2012 by Jender in Uncategorized

One of the talks I went to at the Central involved objects of thought, as opposed to things with real being. The example that was given was a woman who imagined a peeping tom outside her house. A number of specific details of the peeping tom were given — the days he visited, the length of his visits, and the like. It was astonishing that someone could think was appropriate for an academic context. The first question referred to the distinction, but instead gave the example of a child’s imaginary friend. One can only hope the presenter caught on, and the example will be changed before publication.

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