Some Remarks On Propositional Attitudes and Mutual Assumptions. A Re-construction of an Aphorism by Ronald D. Laing
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The problem of multiple operating epistemic modalities in the interaction of propositional attitudes within mutual assumptions in communication, raised by Ronald D. Laing in an aphorism in his opus "Knots", shall be analysed in a rough symbolic notation. We shall start with looking at an aphorism by Laing that runs as: "If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know." The field of application for Laing's aphorism as well as for my approach is interpersonal communication and hence belongs to the realm of psychological phenomena. My philosophical contribution consists in giving my logical analysis via negationis, i.e. we shall encounter a sketch for a reductio ad absurdum. To outcome will be the refutation of certain assumptions we originally attempted to set off with. But the result is not completely negative, since it leads to a plea, firstly, for giving up a purely formal analysis of pragmatics and, secondly, for interpersonal experience as a cornerstone of pragmatic phenomena in the realm of communication between human beings
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Alex Grzankowski (2012). Not All Attitudes Are Propositional. European Journal of Philosophy.
Allan Beveridge (2011). Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man: The Early Writing and Work of R.D. Laing, 1927-1960. Oxford University Press, Usa.
Susie Scott & Charles Thorpe (2006). The Sociological Imagination of R. D. Laing. Sociological Theory 24 (4):331 - 352.
M. Guy Thompson (2003). The Primacy of Experience in R.D. Laing's Approach to Psychoanalysis. In Roger Frie (ed.), Understanding Experience: Psychotherapy and Postmodernism. Routledge.
R. D. Laing (1971/1999). Reason and Violence: A Decade of Sartre's Philosophy, 1950-1960. Routledge.
Bas C. Fraassen (1979). Propositional Attitudes in Weak Pragmatics. Studia Logica 38 (4):365 - 374.
Jacqueline A. Laing (1997). Innocence and Consequentialism. In David S. Oderberg & Jacqueline A. Laing (eds.), Human Lives: Critical Essays on Consequentialist Bioethics. Macmillan. 196--224.
Ronald Laing (1968). Author's Response. World Futures 7 (1):92-94.
Sørenarnow H. Klausen (2008). The Phenomenology of Propositional Attitudes. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (4).
Franz Dietrich Christian List, The Aggregation of Propositional Attitudes: Towards a General Theory.
David Landy (2005). Inside Doubt: On the Non-Identity of the Theory of Mind and Propositional Attitude Psychology. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 15 (3-4):399-414.
John Zeimbekis (2004). Propositional Attitudes in Fiction. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (3):261-276.
Franz Dietrich & Christian List (2010). The Aggregation of Propositional Attitudes: Towards a General Theory. Oxford Studies in Epistemology 3.
B. M. Laing (1932). [Letter From B. M. Laing]. Philosophy 7 (27):374 -.
Added to index2010-11-17
Total downloads6 ( #290,652 of 1,696,507 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #140,936 of 1,696,507 )
How can I increase my downloads?