Quotes

11 November 2014
One man's observation is another man's closed book or flight of fancy.
11 November 2014
To be is to be the value of a variable.
11 November 2014
The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.
11 November 2014
Language is a social art.
11 November 2014
Entification begins at arm's length; the points of condensation in the primordial conceptual scheme are things glimpsed, not glimpses.
11 November 2014
[T]here is no breaking out of the intentional vocabulary by explaining its members in other terms.
11 November 2014
We do not learn first what to talk about and then what to say about it.
11 November 2014
'Ouch' is not independent of social training. One has only to prick a foreigner to appreciate that it is an English word.
11 November 2014
Treating 'water' as a name of a single scattered object is not intended to enable us to dispense with general terms and plurality of reference. Scatter is in fact an inconsequential detail.
11 November 2014
Some may find comfort in reflecting that the distinction between an eliminative and an explicative physicalism is unreal.

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