Sir Peter Frederick Strawson quotes

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No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
The concept of a person is logically prior to that of an individual consciousness. The concept of a person is not to be analysed a ...
It is a necessary condition of one's ascribing states of consciousness, experiences, to oneself, in the way one does, that one sho ...
To refer is not to assert, though you refer in order to go on to assert.
Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has n ...
As against Russell, I shall say this. Meaning (in at least one important sense) is a function of the sentence or expression; menti ...
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