Other minds

Alec Hyslop

This new study is by far the most comprehensive examination yet of a problem that involves us all: the basis of our knowledge that others have minds. It insists, against the received wisdom, that no theory of mind can avoid the problem or make it easier to solve. Nor is there any way to avoid a crucial reliance on the theorist's own experience. Alec Hyslop defends a (modified) version of the traditional analogical inference to other minds and rejects alternatives, but only after subjecting each of them to a sustained, searching examination. Other Minds is a densely argued, original contribution to philosophy that will be useful, given its comprehensiveness and its non-technical language, to all who are interested in this great issue.

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  • Preface. Introduction. 1. What is the problem? 2. Who has the problem of other minds? 3. Other minds and scientific inference. 4. The analogical inference to other minds. 5. Criteria and other minds. 6. The 'old' private language argument and other minds. 7. The 'new' private language argument: Kripstein's new form of scepticism. 8. Wittgenstein's 'attitudinal approach' to other minds. 9. Strawson on other minds. Notes. References. Index.

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書名 Other minds
著作者等 Hyslop, Alec
シリーズ名 Synthese library
出版元 Kluwer Academic Publishers
刊行年月 c1995
ページ数 159 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0792332458
NCID BA24695782
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ