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Chapter 6

Lecture 22 - Mind & World Chap. 6
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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI3398
Professor
Patrice Philie
Semester
Fall

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Nov. 28, 2013 Chap. 6 – Mind & World Skepticism – Kant is supposed to have overcome skepticism  the mere fact that we have a consciousness guarantees objectivity -the threat of skepticism – the mind is not directed towards the world -Kant – the fact that we have a consciousness means our mind is directed towards the world (MIND) ---separate from--- (WORLD) -usual picture – 2 things estranged from each other -mind represents objects in the world -McDowell and Kant – break free of the idea that the mind is a mirror of the world. Both are made up of different stuff. -undercut skepticsm -the two are NOT estranged -Kant does not have the concept of 2 nature -skepticism depends on dualisms Tradition philosophy – deals with dualisms (mind/world, value/fact, subject/object) Wiggenstein – to build a picture of the world to try to understand the mind -McDowell claims to have overcome traditional philosophy through quietism QUIETISM – there’s no dic
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