PCP Course exercise

Wed, 01 Feb 1995 08:04:37 +0700

From: HKUCC::BLOWERS 31-JAN-1995 18:40:55.02
To: IN%"pcp@mailbase.ac.uk"
Subj: RE: PCP course exercise
In response to James Mancuso:

I took Gavin to be making a valid distinction between knowledge
of self (private knowledge) and knowledge of others based
on external cues from which an inference is made of "internal
states". Of course descriptive reporting of such to others
necessarily uses social sign systems from which one
can address conventionallly (culturally) agreed states
such as calmness, when one feels something to which it
would be appropriate to utter the phrase "I feel calm". Gavin does not construe his self to be calm, but *himself* to be calm. In
expressing the existential state one does not force the introspective distinction
of a distant observer of the self. This was, I believe, Titchener's
That said, its an interesting line of discussion.
Best wishes

Geoff Blowers
Hong Kong