Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Subjectivity, philosophy: subjectivity is the concept for the set of information available to a perceiving entity together with its interpretation by that entity. These include sensory impressions, perceptions, moods, feelings, abilities, creativity, spontaneity, language comprehension and language use, the knowledge of how inner states feel, memories and projections on the future. See also consciousness, self-consciousness, memory, perception, knowledge how, intersubjectivity, introspection, objectivity, perspective.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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I 101
Subjectivity/Davidson: it is a mistake to assume our subjective states could be independent from the rest of the world in that way as they are.
I 103
Subjectivity/fulfillment/short-beaked echidna/porcupine/hedgehog/Fodor: fulfillment by subjective condition: thought about animals that meet certain general criteria (exactly the ones we use for the decision).
I 104
DavidsonVsFodor: these states do not exist - instead: history of learning the word.
I 105
Subjectivity/stitch: scientific psychology: mental states are rather propositional, but not in direct connection with wishes, beliefs , etc. - but for the explanation of behavior, subjectively only as characteristic for the person - this must not be able to state the state.
I 105f
Subjectivity/Davidson: Summary: 1. Mental states identified by a social context - as sunburn by the sun - 2. Nevertheless, both physical - 3. That mental states are identified by causal relationships with the objects is essential for communication. 4. VsSeparation Scheme/content: Cartesian: mind passive observer - 5. no "objects of thought" - thoughts are private, yet they belong to the common world - the mere possibility of thoughts demands common standards of truth and objectivity.
Frank I 626ff
Myth of the subjective/DavidsonVsPrivate Language: according to the myth each subject looks at his private objects - Vs: Ideas only have truth conditions when they represent something, that is, when they are interpretable.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-11-18