[Wittrs] Re: Strawson on Experience and Experiencers

  • From: "Cayuse" <z.z7@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 14:56:20 -0000

Joseph Polanik wrote:
you clearly want to say that there is no experiencer;
and, equally clearly, you are unable to explain how there
can be experience that is unexperienced by anything;

There is no experiencer of experience within that experience, and
neither is there anything within that experience that might implicate
the existence of an experiencer for the purpose of explanation.
Postulating an experiencer, then, is of no practical value.
What is forever beyond experience cannot be known -- you are free to postulate whatever you like (including the metaphysical
solipsist position that there is nothing at all beyond experience)
secure in the knowledge that nobody can prove you right or wrong.
Whatever you wish to postulate about what is beyond experience,
I decline to follow you there on grounds of its sterility. Please don't take it so hard -- it's not important in the grand scheme of things.

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