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" Add also all the platitudes to the effect that one mental state falls under another — 'toothache is a kind of pain', and the like. Perhaps there are platitudes of other forms as well. Include only platitudes which are common knowledge among us — everyone... "
Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading - Page 8
by Alvin I. Goldman - 2006 - 384 pages
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How to Build a Person: A Prolegomenon

John L. Pollock - Psychology - 1989 - 189 pages
...at our mother's knee and use in explaining one another's behavior.18 As David Lewis [1972] puts it: Collect all the platitudes you can think of regarding...are common knowledge, and I am going to claim that names of mental states derive their meaning from these platitudes, (p. 212) But such an account must...
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Mind and Common Sense: Philosophical Essays on Common Sense Psychology

Radu J. Bogdan - Philosophy - 1991 - 208 pages
...causal relations of mental states, sensory stimuli, and motor responses." He is interested only in "platitudes which are common knowledge among us - everyone knows them, everyone knows that everyone knows them, and so on," because "the meanings of our words are common knowledge, and I am going to...
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The Philosophy of Mind: Classical Problems/contemporary Issues

Brian Beakley, Peter Ludlow, Peter Jay Ludlow - Psychology - 1992 - 433 pages
...Armstrong 1968, pp. 84-5, and p. 90.) And he goes on to insist that Functional characterizations should "include only platitudes which are common knowledge...everyone knows that everyone else knows them, and so on" (Lewis 1972, p. 256). I shall talk mainly about the "platitude" version of the argument. The analyticity...
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Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Alvin I. Goldman - Psychology - 1993 - 860 pages
...issue. See Armstrong 1968, 84-85, 90.) And he goes on to insist that Functional characterizations should "include only platitudes which are common knowledge...everyone knows that everyone else knows them, and so on" (Lewis 1972, 256). I shall talk mainly about the "platitude" version of the argument. The analyticity...
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Deconstructing the Mind

Stephen P. Stich - Philosophy - 1998 - 232 pages
...commonsense psychology with the psychological "platitudes which are common knowledge among us—everyone knows them, everyone knows that everyone else knows them, and so on" (212). 27 And he has no doubt at all that most of these platitudes will turn out to be correct. But...
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Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology:, Volume 2

David Lewis - Philosophy - 1999 - 453 pages
...— 'toothache is a kind of pain', and the like. Perhaps there are platitudes of other forms as well. Include only platitudes which are common knowledge...are common knowledge, and I am going to claim that names of mental states derive their meaning from these platitudes. Form the conjunction of these platitudes;...
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The Nature of Truth: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives

Michael Patrick Lynch - Philosophy - 2001 - 802 pages
...commonsense psychology, or "the psychological platitudes which are common knowledge among us — every one knows them, everyone knows that everyone else knows them, and so on" (Lewis 1972, 208). These and an indefinite number of other such platitudes jointly carve out the causal...
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Mind and Body

Robert Kirk - Philosophy - 2003 - 200 pages
...effect that one mental state falls under another 'toothache is a kind of pain', and the like". We should include "only platitudes which are common knowledge...everyone knows that everyone else knows them, and so on" (1972: 256). If that suggestion can be made to work, then each type of mental state is definable on...
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Theories of Mind: An Introductory Reader

Maureen Eckert - Philosophy - 2006 - 270 pages
...another, "toothache is a kind of pain," and the like. Perhaps there are platitudes of other forms as well. Include only platitudes which are common knowledge...are common knowledge, and I am going to claim that names of mental states derive their meaning from these platitudes. Form the conjunction of these platitudes;...
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