El Trasfondo de Searle

Hernandez Iglesias, Manuel (1999) El Trasfondo de Searle. Teorema, XVIII (1). pp. 61-72.

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Abstract

This paper is a discussion of Searle's "thesis of the Background" and of his "transcendental" argument for realism based on it. I will argue (1) that Searle has failed to show that there is a set of "pure" Background mental abilities that are not capable of generating conscious states and (2) that without such "pure" abilities, his attempted "dissolution" of the problem of realism does not succeed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Searle; Background mental abilities
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XVIII (1999)
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 29 May 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1229

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