The Outer Game

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Posted by Autrijus Tang on December 28, 1997 at 05:38:34:

Okay. Since Conciousness is now regarded as a neurochemistric activity of the brain, is the
term "inside" merely a introspective usage of
language game, like Wittgenstein suggested?

That is: If introspection works just like any
other organs, except the input field is near
totally private, then the "privativity" alone
is enough to form a special category of signs.

But even if telepathy or other mind-reading
skill are proved consistent, the language game
itself will also deny the probablity of "con-
junction" between inner and outer.

"If a lion says something, we cannot understand."
Yes, even an interspecies communicator says
"this lion means such and such", he is not refering
to its "inner" status at all. If you search
your memory for consistency, that's like reading
three copies of a newspaper to be confident about
the news.


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