if someone wished to say: "There is something common to all these constructions – namely the disjunction of all their common properties" – I should reply: Now you are only playing with words. One might as well say: "Something runs through the whole thread – namely the continuous overlapping of those fibres".
Self-Consciousness . Philosophical work on self-consciousness has mostly focused on the identification and articulation of specific epistemic and semantic ...
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Perhaps the best known philosophical threat to the very possibility of self-consciousness hails from Hume ’s remarks in the Treatise of Human Nature (I, IV, vi): “For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other… I never can catch myself without a perception, and never can observe anything but the perception.”
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1. Is it a theory of meaning or propositional content?