A logic book : fundamentals of reasoning by Robert M. Johnson

By Robert M. Johnson

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There is naturally no question of whether x, y and z could have been discriminated differently as experienced at another time; they are token experiences, ofwhich occurrence at the given time is an essential property. Discrimination by neurophysiological means is also not at issue. Thus x andy are indiscriminable in character, as arey and z, but x and z are discriminable in character. 3) and the claim that the discriminability of characters depends only on the ways in which they are presented. Not surprisingly, when more than one time is at issue discrimination also depends on when the characters are presented.

Of course, the 'Mxy' means that the character of x as presented by x is indiscriminable from the character of y as presented by y, but what matters is that one can have a good grasp of the extension of M prior to having a good grasp of the extension of E. This was evident in the clock example in the previous chapter, where it was clear which pairs of experiences matched (presented their characters in a discriminable way), but unclear which of the experiences were the same in character - for it was not even clear of Phenomenal Character 67 whether three characters were involved, or only two.

La) is far from uninformative, as will now be shown. ', that is, in the relation of sameness in character between experiences u and v, symbolized as ou=ov. la) evidently entails the following constraint on this relation: , '! la). lc) is that it makes no explicit reference to characters; it speaks only of experiences and their relations. Of course, the 'Mxy' means that the character of x as presented by x is indiscriminable from the character of y as presented by y, but what matters is that one can have a good grasp of the extension of M prior to having a good grasp of the extension of E.

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