David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy Research Archives, No. NO 1485:111-168 (1982)
When Wittgenstein said psychology contains conceptual confusions and experimental results, one item he had in mind was the psycho-physiological theory of kinaesthesis, which offers an account of how we know limb movement and position. The aim of this essay is to develop and evaluate the objections to that theory which have been produced by Wittgenstein, Melden and Anscombe. That project involves specifying clearly what is involved in the theory, resolving various disagreements between the critics, showing the pattern of the objections, and lastly evaluating the success of the case against the theory. That case amounts to the thesis that the kinaesthetic sensations we do have simply are not adequate to the evidential burden placed on them by the theory. Unless one thinks that they must constitute such evidence (the piece of conceptual confusion) no one would have thought that they do so
|Keywords||Commentary Epistemology Psychology Theory Wittgenstein|
|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
Norman Malcolm (1977). Thought and Knowledge: Essays. Cornell University Press.
A. I. Melden (1957). My Kinaesthetic Sensations Advise Me . . Analysis 18 (2):43 - 48.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1980). Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology. Basil Blackwell.
Paul M. Churchland (1988). Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behavior. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 62:209-21.
Carlo Penco (2010). The Influence of Einstein on Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Philosophical Investigations 33 (4):360-379.
Richard J. Hall (2008). If It Itches, Scratch! Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (4):525 – 535.
Richard M. Warren (2003). Confusion of Sensations and Their Physical Correlates. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (1):51-51.
Howard L. Rolston (1965). Kinaesthetic Sensations Revisited. Journal of Philosophy 62 (February):96-100.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #349,083 of 1,101,088 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #290,992 of 1,101,088 )
How can I increase my downloads?