Re: Sum ergo cogito ? Symbolic situated-consciousness?

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 08:00:14 -0400

On 1 July 1996, Sheldon Klein wrote:

>>>> I can understand from this that, suitably analyzed, "free will" is
>>>> a relic of "folk psychology," but not "consciousness." Is there
>>>> some real reason for linking them?
>>>> (Cogent points, BTW)
>SKlein replied
>>>Can you make the 'suitable analysis' explicit?
>>>I sometimes tell my classes that,
>>> "People don't think- they just think they think."
>>>A decade ago, this was good for smiles all around.
>>>Now, to my dismay, it's taken seriously.
>To which JS Cook III
>>If you were to qualify that statement by adding "Some" at the beginning, I
>>don't see why it shouldn't be taken seriously. Maybe the students of a decade
>>ago took it literally and the students of today are supplying the missing
> Alas, I am dismayed-- I thought I was answering your question.

It wasn't my question. Did Mike Shupp ask it?

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