Re: Pink Elephants

From: Herheim Aaste (
Date: Wed Mar 06 1996 - 17:15:45 GMT

> md> The big question is: do you need to be thinking about something in
> md> order to say it? And do you need to be thinking about X in order to
> md> say that you are thinking about X? DYE Matt
> ha> It seems difficult to say something or say that I am thinking (or not
> ha> thinking) about something without actually thinking about it.. But
> ha> what about " every-day" conversation when we participate in a flow of
> ha> relatively unimportant information-sharing..: "I'm cold", "Pass the
> ha> butter,please.." etc. Is it possible to talk about something you are
> ha> not really thinking about in between this chatting? Herheim Aaste
> It is possible to get by in everyday life without worrying about the
> mind/body problem or the other-minds problem. Folk psychology will get
> you by, just as folk physics does. But when it comes to law-courts, or
> the court of scientific inquiry, you've got to do better than hearsay.

I'm a bit confused..Are we discussing the same thing? Maybe my
participation in this discussion should wait until I know a bit more
about cog.psy... It's a bit intimidating to try to comment upon
things with my ideas (although not that bright, maybe) when whatever
I have to say is picked to pieces on my lack of knowledge.
Are you trying to make us drop our "folk psychology" way of thinking?

Aaste Herheim

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