The Connection Principle and the Classificatory Scheme of Reality

Gonzáles-Castán, Óscar L. (1999) The Connection Principle and the Classificatory Scheme of Reality. Teorema, XVIII (1).


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Searle's Connection Principle says that "the ascription of an unconscious intentional phenomenon to a system implies that the phenomenon is in principle accessible to consciousness". In this paper I want to defend the thesis that Searle's theory of mind, and especially the Connection Principle, does not offer a coherent picture of unconscious mental states and, a fortiori, of the intentional life generally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Connectionsm; Metaphysics; Phenomenon; Reality; Searle J.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XVIII (1999)
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51

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