On Being and Essence by Aquinas St. Thomas

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In this way, it sidesteps the mind/body relation problem and reduces mental states to functional manipulation of information. Nevertheless, functionalism does not provide an adequate account of what it is like to understand. John Searle (1932– ) proposed a thought experiment he called the ‘Chinese room’. Alone in a room, you receive information through a window, process it according to laid down rules and pass it out of another window. If the process is conducted in Chinese and you do not understand Chinese then you would not come to understand it by fulfilling your role in the process.

What is the difference? Introduction I speak of ‘myself ’ but what or who is the self that I claim to be ‘me’? David Hume (1711–1776) thought that ‘we’ are nothing but a bundle of perceptions. However, if this is so then why do ‘I’ think there is a ‘me’? ‘I’ seem able to regard ‘my’ own bundle of perceptions as if ‘I’ was in some sense separate from them, but this would seem unlikely if ‘I’ actually were them. The concept of ‘me’ is difficult to analyse. If I think, then ‘I’ am not only the thought of thinking but also the object of my thoughts, or if ‘I’ wish, then ‘I’ am not only the wish of the wishing but also the object of my wishing.

Pragmatism takes 30 What Do We Know? different forms. g. scientific prediction or experiment). William James (1842– 1910) saw pragmatism as testable by the efficacy and success it bestows on the individual. John Dewey (1859–1952) saw the pragmatic test rooted in the moral and aesthetic beliefs of ordinary people. ‘The fact is that’s how things are. ’ Is it reasonable to apply this way of thinking to the following: an illness that kills many people that is presently incurable; the disturbance of a persistently barking dog chained up in the next door neighbour’s garden; growing civil unrest in a nation torn by social strife?

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