The Mind-Body Problem

Is it like this? — The “I” of speech and thinking exists only in the rhetorical or social “space of reasons” (in Wilfrid Sellars’ phrase) between empirical bodies. Thus “I” need to refer to “my body” as an object here in this particular empirical spatial and temporal location when addressing you about a pain I am experiencing. –? In this way Hegel is able to encompass what Kant described as the transcendental (non-empirical) logical conditions of the subject of reason, but show the subject to be immanent within the social world, rather than situated outside the world is some perplexing manner. This transition from the Kantian to the Hegelian logical subject seems paralleled in the transition from the earlier Wittgenstein of the Tractatus to the later Wittgenstein of the Investigations.

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