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Pains and places

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I shall defend an unpopular doctrine, namely, that itches, aches, pains, tickles and so on—sensations of all sorts—are generally in the places where we say they are. So, for example, if I say that I have an itch in the big toe on my left foot, then, by and large, that is the very place where the itch is. I think it would seem incredible to most people that philosophers deny this. But of course they do. In fact there are probably few doctrines in philosophy on which so many philosophers with conflicting views about the mind are in agreement.
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0031819103000019

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-24
Publication date:
2003-01-05
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EISSN:
1469-817X
ISSN:
0031-8191
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uuid:491f5e5f-9da5-43b7-b993-c6d65f5f633b
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ora:1480
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English
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