[Wittrs] Re: Ontologically Basic Ambiguity: Mode of Existence

  • From: "gabuddabout" <gabuddabout@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:48:02 -0000

Stuart writes:

> The point is not that Searle ASSERTS a belief in ghosts or that anyone 
> accuses him of doing so but that his conception of mind is consistent with a 
> belief in ghosts in the machine, even though he doesn't explicitly make any 
> such claim or acknowledge that such a claim can be found in the CRA.<

That's like being ambiguous (like Josh) about semantics.  It's as if the very 
second premise may be false.

I think the very assertion of its falsity must harbor its truth.

Kinda like when every successful speech act may serve as a refutation of 
Grice's theory of meaning.


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