Ideas from 'The Making of a Philosopher' by Colin McGinn [2002], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Making of a Philosopher' by McGinn,Colin [Scribner 2003,0-7432-3179-1]].

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15. Nature of Minds / B. Properties of Minds / 2. Unconscious Mind
If all mental life were conscious, we would be unable to see things, or to process speech
19. Language / B. Meaning / 5. Meaning as Speaker's Intention
If meaning is speaker's intentions, it can be reduced to propositional attitudes, and philosophy of mind
19. Language / D. Theories of Reference / 3. Direct Reference / c. Social reference
Kripke makes reference a largely social matter, external to the mind of the speaker