Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Subject, philosophy: the subject is, in the most general sense, the originator of actions and creativity as well as bearer of ideas, beliefs, perceptions, feelings and moods. In the tradition of German idealism the subject is opposed to the object. More recently, there has been a shift in the focus of the discussion to questions of access to internal states. See also I, self, subjectivity, object, idealism, actions, action theory.

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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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Frank I 80
Subject/Grammar/Anscombe: the subject position does not necessarily have to be occupied by a referencing expression: e.g. "it rains".
What does follow from this?
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Fra I 81
That the sentence "I am E. Anscombe" is not an identity sentence from the mouth of E. Anscombe! It is only connected with the identity sentence "This thing here is E.A.".
Also "I am this thing here" is not an identity sentence, but all are true sentences, because I can verify my thoughts as examples of the reflected consciousness of the states, actions, and movements "of this body here."
The ideas are to be related to this thing here. What ideas? Why not my ideas? This cannot be because the reflexive pronoun would raise the question of a referent and would thus embarrass Anscombe (""I" does not refer").


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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.

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


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-17