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Single Idea 21949

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / b. Purpose of mind]

Full Idea

Heidegger argues that having thoughts and feelings is only possible for entity that is actually engaged in the world.

Gist of Idea

Having thoughts and feelings need engagement in the world


report of Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927]) by Mark Wrathall - Heidegger: how to read 1

Book Reference

Wrathall,Mark: 'Heidegger: how to read' [Granta 2005], p.10

A Reaction

This seems to be an a priori exclusion of the possibility of a brain in a vat. I guess the ancestor of this idea is Schopenhauer.