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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Ideas and Vision: Wittgenstein via Fodor

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:07 AM

A remark on “ideas and vision” in the previous post suggests . . .

A search for Fodor  in this journal yields his parody of Wittgenstein . . .

  1. A man might have this   picture of what seeing  is:
    there is the seer   and there is the thing seen .
    The one sees  the other. A typical philosophical  theory.
  2. We wish to ask: what are we supposed to do  with this picture?
  3. A man might say: ‘I can’t see a thing’ and ‘I can’t see a thing
    but the fog.’ Both  might be true.
  4. ‘I can’t see a thing in this fog.’ Which  thing?

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