Ideas from 'Individuals:Essay in Descript Metaphysics' by Peter F. Strawson [1959], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Individuals: Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics' by Strawson,Peter F. [Methuen University 1974,0-416-68310-x]].

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1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 1. Nature of Metaphysics
Descriptive metaphysics aims at actual structure, revisionary metaphysics at a better structure
1. Philosophy / E. Nature of Metaphysics / 5. Metaphysics as Conceptual
Descriptive metaphysics concerns unchanging core concepts and categories
1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 4. Ordinary Language
Close examination of actual word usage is the only sure way in philosophy
15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 4. Other Minds / d. Other minds by analogy
I can only apply consciousness predicates to myself if I can apply them to others
16. Persons / F. Self as Body / 1. Role of the Body
A person is an entity to which we can ascribe predicates of consciousness and corporeality
19. Language / A. Language / 6. Predicates
The idea of a predicate matches a range of things to which it can be applied