|Introspection: introspection is the investigation of a self-conscious subject of its own inner states. Prerequisites are, among other things, the ability to distinguish interior from external influences, as well as at least to some extent the use of a public language. Moreover, the subject must be able to compare past internal and external states with present internal and external states, and must be able to deliberately distinguish itself from other subjects.|
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|Rorty I 242/43
Sellars: theory of immediate knowledge: introspection is an acquired skill, but it can then turn out that the subjects exactly recognize in themsselves what the experimenter wants.
That we can teach others to recognize thoughts, nostalgia, blood pressure or alpha rhythms in themselves, is simply a function of the use of compounds within the organism as scientific instruments. Training does not guarantee that nothing treacherous is underway.
Rorty I 269
Sellars: myth of the given: at the introspection there is no presence of non-physical entities in front of a non-physical observer. However, this also averts the loss of "scientific objectivity".
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