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Davidson, Donald
 
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Subjectivity I 101
Subjectivity/Davidson: it is a mistake to assume our subjective states could be independent from the rest of the world in that way as they are.
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I 103
Subjectivity/fulfillment/short-beaked echidna/porcupine/hedgehog/Fodor: fulfillment by subjective condition: thought about animals that meet certain general criteria (exactly the ones we use for the decision).
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I 104
DavidsonVsFodor: these states do not exist - instead: history of learning the word.
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I 105
Subjectivity/stitch: scientific psychology: mental states are rather propositional, but not in direct connection with wishes, beliefs , etc. - but for the explanation of behavior, subjectively only as characteristic for the person - this must not be able to state the state.
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I 105f
Subjectivity/Davidson: Summary: 1. Mental states identified by a social context - as sunburn by the sun - 2. Nevertheless, both physical - 3. That mental states are identified by causal relationships with the objects is essential for communication. 4. VsSeparation Scheme/content: Cartesian: mind passive observer - 5. no "objects of thought" - thoughts are private, yet they belong to the common world - the mere possibility of thoughts demands common standards of truth and objectivity.
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Frank I 626ff
Myth of the subjective/DavidsonVsPrivate Language: according to the myth each subject looks at his private objects - Vs: Ideas only have truth conditions when they represent something, that is, when they are interpretable.

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

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994


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