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. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. № 6. Part 1. P. 45-47.
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Gau Anastasiya Sergeevna
Elabuga Institute (Branch) of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

Abstract. The article is devoted to the analysis of the problem of reference characteristics of statements within the framework of H. Putnam’s mental experiment "brain in a vat", according to whom the assumption that we are brains in a vat cannot be true, as it is self-controversial. This point of view is denied by D. Chalmers, who believes that our statements and statements of brain in a vat refer to different objects - components of reality and elements of the computer model, respectively. On the basis of the research, the following conclusion is drawn: it does not matter, which of the hypotheses about fundamental foundations of the world we accept: this does not affect characteristics of the majority of our statements.
Key words and phrases: теоретическая модель, мозг в бочке, референциальные характеристики, автореферентность, скептическая гипотеза, theoretical model, brain in a vat, referential characteristics, autoreference, skeptical hypothesis
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