Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Tyler Burge
Frank I 687
Deception/Descartes/Burge: Descartes points to a causal gap between the world and effects.
Different external causes can produce the same effects.
Descartes: the causes differ from what we think about them.
Individualism: wants to conclude that our thoughts about the world are wrong.
BurgeVsIndividualism: but we know what thoughts we have, even if they are false.
I.e. we also know in counterfactual situations which thoughts we have. (Twin Earth).
Anti-individualism thesis in counterfactual situations, however, we have different thoughts than in the current situation (twin earth).
According to Descartes, anti-individualism must therefore be wrong.

Burge I
T. Burge
Origins of Objectivity Oxford 2010

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-23