[hist-analytic] Common Sensal and Extraordinary Language
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Jlsperanza at aol.com
Fri Feb 20 22:04:13 EST 2009
A little tribute to Charlie Dunbar.
cavell, v. An exquisitely sensitive distinction of language,
hence cavellier, adj. characterizing a writing style common among extraordinary
Clarity is _never_ enough! Ask Broad!
1896 Violeta WELBY in Mind V. 29
"We might be allowed to coin a new derivative and speak of ‘sensal’ where
we often now speak of ‘verbal’ questions."
Yes, but then again we might not.
1938 C. D. BROAD Exam. McTaggart's Philos. II. VII. xxxiii. 249,
"I conclude then that McTaggart's argument against the possibility of
extended particulars, whether material or sensal, breaks down at the fourth step in
my synopsis of it."
mctaggart, n. A black hole which not only sheds no light but in which time
stands still. "Some mctaggarts are rather broad." -- Dennett.
otherwise, adj. Knowing the difference between two philosophers with
identical interests and the same name, hence otherwisdom
In a message dated 2/20/2009 8:14:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
baynesrb at yahoo.com writes:
>Maybe a more curious connection is that between Broad and John Wisdom.
>I was never a big Wisdom fan. I certainly didn't cut my teeth on Wisdom,
>but I did do some cutting, Broadly speaking.
I did find his prose refreshing! Those "Other Minds" articles are gems.
Otherwise, his cousin is never so bright (but then his middle name was Oulton).
>Wisdom (somewhat like Von Wright) was at
>one time very much under the influence of Broad.
-- Well, they would see each other's face almost every morning I would hope!
What a man, Wisdom -- "Some like Moore, but Wisdom's my man", I say.
>Broad and Grice have very different ideas about
>how to pursue philosophy.
Yes, and broadly speaking, Charlie Dunbar would label Grice's a 'trivial
>One thing I've always like
>about Broad is his incredible understanding of people like Kant and
>as well as his work on sense data. Remember he is really far removed
generationally from Grice.
>But you know somethin'? I can't think of any reason to believe that Broad
>have taken issue with Grice on 'meaning'!
But then he would have been bored, Grice -- he loved people taking _issue_
schiffer, n. (from Neurath, "Wie Schiffer send wir.") One who uses great
ingenuity in repairing a sinking ship. "There's no griceful way of saving this
theory; even the rats have abandoned ship. There's no one aboard but the
But yes. And of course, Grice's citing Broad in 1941 is perhaps pretty
plausible. It was an article for _Mind_ and that was led by Moore (a Cambridge
I can't quote right now the Broad ref. in Grice (1941) but see that Grice
starts on p. 330 of that 1941 volume, and who do you think had just finished
writing on p. 329? None other than good ole John Wisdom, on "Other Minds". Talk
of a small world.
Read from an online dictionary:
"sense datum was coined by Moore in 1909" --
I hate that type of loose use of 'coin' when the OED tidily notes:
1882 J. ROYCE in Mind VII. 44 What relation does the external reality bear
to the sense-datum?
1890 W. JAMES Princ. Psychol. II. xx. 146
It is no wonder if some authors have gone so far as to think that the
sense-data have no spatial worth at all.
"Broad was Russell's pupil and his preferred term was 'sensum' (1914) not
really 'sense-datum' that Russell had used (1912). And then there's "Price"
("Price had studied with Moore before he returned to Oxford -- where he taught
Wilfrid Sellars". 'Taught' him only to find hisself refuted by him. Some
tutees! (I say that jocularly as I know Bayne loves Sellars too much).
1923 C. D. BROAD Sci. Thought viii. 240
"Such objects as y I am going to call Sensa." -- and we are going to try and
I *have* to paste the 51 entries for Broad in the OED -- de-love-lee!
But isn't Bayne write about Broad understanding "Kant"!:
1933 C. D. BROAD Exam. McTaggart's Philos. I. II. vii. 144 It will be
remembered that Kant, in criticising the Scholastic argument from the simplicity of
the soul to its immortality, said that it might cease to exist by ‘
elanguescence’, as a sound dies away without ‘coming to bits’.
I would think Grice (1941) draws on Broad for 'mnemic' listed below. I seem
to recall he also makes (Grice does) a complicated point about what kind of
construction it is he is dealing with ('logical', but what type of logical
construction) and I seem to remember he credits Broad for some broad (and not so
broad) distinctions there.
1925 C. D. BROAD Mind & its Place viii. 377 Experiences which are owned in
senses (2) or (3) may be said to be ‘*mnemically owned’.
1941 Mind 50 417 The only perceptible difference between conscious and
non-conscious behaviour is *mnemicness.
but that mouthful can't be Grice's for his essay ends on p. 350!
1 1912 categorial, a. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place iv. 21
2 c1325 declare, v. 1965 C. D. Broad in G. Cummins Swan on B
3 1827 descriptionist 1914 C. D. Broad Perception ii. 91 The d
4 1603 disvalue, n. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place xi. 50
5 1855 elanguescence, n. 1933 C. D. Broad Exam. McTaggart's Philo
6 1938 extrasomatic, a. 1938 C. D. Broad Exam. McTaggart's Philo
7 1819 extraspective, a. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place vii. 3
8 geo- 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought xii. 457 A
9 1750 Horatian, a. (n.) 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place xi. 49
10 1914 inferrability 1914 C. D. Broad Perception ii. 128 This
11 1923 intrapolation 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought xi. 428 Li
12 1925 introspectible, a. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place ix.
13 1633 irreducible, a. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought x. 368 The
14 1849 limiting, ppl. a. 1914 C. D. Broad Perception i. 7 Qualiti
15 1908 Lorentz 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought iv. 135 Th
16 a1613 Mahometanism, n. 1939 C. D. Broad in Philosophy 14 132 O
17 1606 mechanist, n. and adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place 43
18 1909 mechanistically, adv. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place ii.
19 ?c1225 memory, n. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place v. 233
20 1899 mind-brain, adj. and n. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place
21 1908 mnemic, adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place viii.
22 1862 molar, adj.3 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place xiv. 6
23 1770 molecular, adj. (and n.) 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place
24 1895 multiplicatively, adv. 1914 C. D. Broad Perception iii. 180
25 c1598 naïf, adj. and n.2 1914 C. D. Broad Perception i. 1 We are
26 c1449 neutral, n. and adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place.
27 non-, prefix 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place xi. 48
28 1914 non-object, n. and adj. 1914 C. D. Broad Perception i. 8
29 1925 non-referential, adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place
30 1925 objectifiable, adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place vi.
31 1817 occasioning, adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place xii. 5
32 1704 opus magnum, n. 1952 C. D. Broad Ethics & Hist. Philos.
33 1610 parallelism, n. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place iii. 1
34 1754 parallelist, n. (and adj.) 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its
Place iii. 1
35 1878 perceptual, adj. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place iv. 21
36 1659 percipient, n. and adj. 1938 C. D. Broad Exam. McTaggart's
37 1856 phenomenalist, n. and adj. 1914 C. D. Broad Perception 171
38 1566 pink, n.5 and adj.2 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place iv.
39 1905 polyadic, adj. 1918 C. D. Broad in Mind 27 284 A consi
40 1571 positional, adj. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought xi. 408 So
41 1907 presentedness, n. philosophy of C. D. Broad) the awareness
42 1611 primeness, n. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought ii. 75 We
43 c1443 probability, n. 1914 C. D. Broad Perception ii. 150 The
44 quasi-, comb. form 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place iv. 21
45 1603 regularity 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place x. 457
46 1835 relationist, n. (and a.) 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought iii.
47 1863 relativist, n. (and a.) 1914 C. D. Broad Perception v. 286
48 retro-, prefix 1962 C. D. Broad Lect. Psychical Res. 40
49 1923 Russellian, a. and n. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought xiii.
50 a1866 sensal, a. 1938 C. D. Broad Exam. McTaggart's Philo
51 c1400 sense, n. 1925 C. D. Broad Mind & its Place iv. 19
52 1868 sensum 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought viii. 240
53 1900 spatio-temporal, a. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought x. 403
54 1375 sufficient, a. (adv., n.) 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought
55 tele- 1962 C. D. Broad Lect. on Psychical Res.
56 1798 teleological, a. 1930 C. D. Broad Five Types of Ethical T
57 a800 tie, n. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought ii. 75 Tak
58 1745 transience 1914 C. D. Broad Perception ii. 105 Leib
59 1813 translational, a. 1923 C. D. Broad Sci. Thought xi. 433 A
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