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Davidson, Donald
 
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Stimuli I 10
Stimulus/Reaction/Learning/Davidson: Thesis: If some selection mechanisms were not innate, no one could be learned. - The stimulus is not perceived in itself. Cannot be explained circulatory. - Instead of one, two classes of events or objects: a) Tables which are found similar in a relevant way - b) Reactions which are also found similar. - Thereby, relevant stimuli can be identified: by triangulation: lines intersect.
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I 16
In order for the reactions of a person to be considered thoughts, they must have the concept of an object - the concept of the stimulus. So that of the bell or the table - identification: since the bell or the table is identified only by means of the average of two (or more) sets of similarity reactions (lines of thought), having a bell-concept consists in recognizing the presence of the triangle of one whose vertex is oneself.

D I
D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D III
D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D IV
D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-28