Now, of course, anyone who accepts that there are de se thoughts is likely to accept that one can think a thought about Consciousness psychological and philosophical essays as present to oneself.
HumeNotoriously, Hume does not tell us which philosophers he intends, but the finger is often pointed at Descartes.
And, if in some other way, then why think that this is not the way in which we come to know our more reasonable wants? For the idea that we have thoughts that are necessarily about ourselves, but that are not grounded on an awareness of ourselves as being some way, might seem mysterious.
Second, when it comes to our conscious sensory states -- be it visual experience, visual imagery or emotional state -- Schwitzgebel argues that our knowledge is limited to a certain level of generality, or indeterminacy. Now, Dretske makes it clear that he is assuming that, in thinking that P, we are not aware of an "internal event or condition - [our] own act of thinking" p.
JeeLoo Liu and John Perry eds. But this seems too quick. Lenman, whilst conceding that "I want a saucer of mud" requires further elaboration, maintains that "I desire that a saucer of mud be brought to me and placed in my hands" Lenman39 does not.
Further, merely thinking that P does not give a subject a reason to believe that she is thinking that P, since all she is aware of is the proposition, that P. His argument is based on a combination of general observations and empirical studies, and much of it is convincing.
But as an interpretation of Descartes, this is highly contentious. But what more is needed to be in pain than to feel, from the inside, a pain?
Aside from the intrinsic interest of this question, it is potentially significant for a number of areas of philosophy. Rosenthal takes a more direct line against Shoemaker, arguing, in effect, that no de se thoughts are immune in this way. Still I want her. And every chapter contains sufficient material to make it a worthwhile read in its own right.
It would be a problem for Byrne, then, if there were a significant class of desires of which one has privileged knowledge achieved in some way other than by following DES, for this would undermine the unity with BEL.
The idea, then, is that, "some alters have access not only to their own memories and experiences, but to those of others as well" p. For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure.
Surely Shoemaker, Prinz and others that have concurred with Hume would not deny the possibility of such a thing. New Essays, Cambridge University Press,pp.
Some philosophers have certainly thought that there are such desires. In defence of his interpretation, Rosenthal points out that the pain may be "integrated into the mental life and behaviour" of B but not A. Further, it might be thought that this account is not subject to the above worry.
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