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Ignoring the Problematic Reasoning: Strawson on Hume and Wittgenstein

J. J. Valberg

in The Puzzle of Experience

Published in print November 1992 | ISBN: 9780198242918
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242918.003.0008
Ignoring the Problematic Reasoning: Strawson on Hume and Wittgenstein

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At the beginning of Chapter 4 we said that a ‘solution’ to the puzzle must expose a mistake in the problematic reasoning. Only this will enable us to harmonize the causal picture of experience, which is part of our picture of the world, with the presence of the world in experience, that is, with our acceptance of (W). This chapter considers a view that does not fit easily into this scheme of things. The view starts by admitting that problematic reasoning may be correct. Our mistake occurs, not in the reasoning itself, but in our attitude towards the reasoning.

Keywords: problematic reasoning; experience; solution; causal picture of experience; world in experience

Chapter.  12425 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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