|Privileged Access, philosophy of mind: what is meant here is the access a human subject has to his own inner states. It is debatable whether there is any privileged access at all. Counter-arguments are put forward by authors who assume that one can only grasp one’s feelings in a public language, that is, with concepts learned in the external world. See also introspection, foreign psychological, private language.|
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To each of us belongs a stream of episodes that are not direct experiences themselves and to which we have privileged, but by no means immutable or infallible, access. (> Privileged access). They can occur without open language behavior.
The word ideas are not the thinking itself. Nor is the open speech behavior thinking itself. We do not need to have word ideas, we do not need to have an idea at all when we know what we are thinking. It is wrong to construct the privileged access according to the model of perception.
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Privileged access/Sellars: self-ascription due to observation by others. Only after that the speech of privileged access starts.
Private: no "absolute privacy". Open behavior is an indispensable part of the logic of these terms, such as the observable behavior of gases is evidence of molecular processes.
Report: (still) requires privileged access.
Der Empirismus und die Philosophie des Geistes Paderborn 1999