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Introduction: Quine’s Immanuel Kant Lectures

  • Robert SinclairEmail author
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Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Abstract

These introductory remarks provide an overview of the project Quine develops in his Kant lectures. Much of the lectures are aimed at locating mentalistic discourse within a scientific, physicalist framework, where this forms part of a scientific, if abstract, explanation of how we come to know the external world and other minds without an appeal to mental entities or other sensibilia. I further attempt to illuminate Quine’s physicalist rendering of perception through a comparison with Austin’s ordinary language approach to perception. I conclude with a brief description of the essays found in section II.

Keywords

Austin Perception Physicalism Language 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of International Liberal ArtsSoka UniversityTokyoJapan

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