The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure by P. F. Strawson

By P. F. Strawson

Professor Strawson seeks to detach the real analytical and significant fulfillment of Kant's paintings from the unacceptable metaphysics with which it really is entangled.

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Leibniz's principle of the identity of indiscernibles (or, in my language, the sameness of identicals), for the assertion of which he had primarily theological reasons, is by no means a logical truth. Thus, to repeat, the mere extensional equivalence of two properties is no ground whatsoever for saying that they really are one property after all. To suppose that it is a reason is to confuse the contexts of description or the specification of what properties 22 THE LOGIC OF SOCIETY there are on the one hand and of explanation or the account of what lawful connections there are on the other.

The second is the view that causal connexion consists in constant conjunction. 11 Minds, we said earlier, consist of states of consciousness and dispositions. 32 THE LOGIC OF SOCIETY Sometimes only states of consciousness are called mental. 12 Thus a person may know or believe even when he is asleep or unconscious. Memory, too, is generally a set of dispositions, although a sudden remembering — for example, to pick up some bread on the way home — is not a disposition but a conscious state. But what are such dispositions dispositions tol Solubility, as we all know from our philosophy of science books if from nowhere else, is the disposition to dissolve when put in water.

That is simply to say that the mind and the body, though not by themselves constituting a system with process and whether they interact or not in the sense just characterized, may very well be part of a larger system with process. More technically, in the interactionist case, the mind/body laws would be part of the process laws themselves, or, if you like, the mental and body variables would be among those in a system with process. In the parallelist case the mind/body laws, being only of the coexistence type, would not be derivable from the process laws of the physical variables alone.

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