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Cognitive homelessness

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There is a constant temptation in philosophy to postulate a realm of phenomena in which nothing is hidden from us. Rene Descartes thought that one's own mind is such a realm. Ludwig Wittgenstein' enlarged the realm to everything that is of interest to philosophy. That they explained this special feature in very different ways hardly needs to be said; what is remarkable is their agreement on our possession of a cognitive home in which everything lies open to our view. Much of our thinking – fo...

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Peer review status:
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Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Journal of Philosophy, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
93
Issue:
11
Pages:
554-573
Publication date:
1996-11-05
ISSN:
0022-362X
URN:
uuid:0cb81df8-8def-42b3-8776-e66eb024055b
Local pid:
ora:5090
Language:
English
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