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Commentary 12

 

 

( COMMON SENSE )

by David Papineau

21 February 2008, posted 1 March 2008

 

 

Here is a letter from me that the TLS published last week in response to Searle's earlier letter:

 

"Sir,-John Searle (Letters, February 1) explains that his aim in philosophy is not to defend common sense, but to get at the truth.  I am sorry if he read my review (January 18) as suggesting the contrary.   What I actually said was not that he consciously aims to side with common sense, but that this is his natural inclination.

 

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David Papineau

Department of Philosophy

King's College London

Strand

London

WC2R 2LS"