Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
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. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-30