David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Argumentation 16 (1):59-79 (2002)
When someone is asked to speak his mind, it is sometimes possible for him to furnish what his utterance appears to have omitted. In such cases we might say that he had a mind to speak. Sometimes, however, the opposite is true. Asked to speak his mind, our speaker finds that he has no mind to speak. When it is possible to speak one's mind and when not is largely determined by the kinds of beings we are and by the kinds of resources we are able to draw upon. In either case, not speaking one's mind is leaving something out whose articulation would or could matter for the purposes for which one was speaking in the first place. Inarticulation is no fleetingly contingent and peripheral phenomenon in human thinking and discourse. It is a substantial and dominant commonplace. In Part One I attempt to say something about what it is about the human agent that makes inarticulateness so rife. In Part Two, I consider various strategies for making the unarticulated explicit, and certain constraints on such processes. I shall suggest, among other things, that standard treatments of enthymematic reconstruction are fundamentally misconceived
|Keywords||abduction agency cognitive agent cognitive economy cognitive resources convervatism defaults defeasibility empathy enthymemes fallacies generic inference logic of discovery natural kinds truth-preservation validity|
|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
Fabio Paglieri & John Woods (2011). Enthymemes: From Reconstruction to Understanding. [REVIEW] Argumentation 25 (2):127-139.
Fabio Paglieri & John Woods (2011). Enthymematic Parsimony. Synthese 178 (3):461 - 501.
Similar books and articles
John Peterson (2004). Truth and Exemplarism. International Philosophical Quarterly 44 (1):69-77.
Dan Haggerty (2009). Speaking for Others. Social Philosophy Today 25:109-122.
Paul Helm (2001). Speaking and Revealing. Religious Studies 37 (3):249-258.
J. J. C. Smart, The Identity Theory of Mind. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Nancy Vansieleghem & Jan Masschelein (2012). Education as Invitation to Speak: On the Teacher Who Does Not Speak. Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (1):85-99.
Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak (2006). Thinking: From Solitude to Dialogue and Contemplation. Fordham University Press.
Dorit Bar-On (2000). Speaking My Mind. Philsophical Topics 28 (2):1-34.
J. Tanney (2007). Review: Speaking My Mind: Expression and Self-Knowledge. [REVIEW] Mind 116 (463):727-732.
Michael G. F. Martin (1998). Setting Things Before the Mind. In Anthony O'Hear (ed.), Current Issues in Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press 157--179.
David Bradshaw (2009). The Mind and the Heart in the Christian East and West. Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):576-598.
John Perry (1986). Circumstantial Attitudes and Benevolent Cognition. In Jeremy Butterfield (ed.), Language, Mind and Logic. Cambridge University Press
Yoshimi Kawade (2013). The Origin of Mind: The Mind-Matter Continuity Thesis. [REVIEW] Biosemiotics 6 (3):367-378.
Ann Ardis (1992). Presence of Mind, Presence of Body: Embodying Positionality in the Classroom. Hypatia 7 (2):167 - 176.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2010-09-11
Total downloads1 ( #608,104 of 1,699,706 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,699,706 )
How can I increase my downloads?