Re: Are First Person prime?

From: David Nyman <>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2006 16:29:25 -0700

Hi Bruno

I think before commenting on the axioms you present I would want to
place them within something more inclusive along the following lines:

('FP1' and 'FP2' are used in the senses I have previously given, with
'TP' as 'third person' in the sense of any schema whatsoever for
differentiating the 'directly uttered' FP1 subjective context. The
intention is to present an 'outsideless' approach to reality that
nevertheless allows for the definition of boundaries that delimit
information flow and representation, and consequently 'knowing',
'knowability' and 'knowledge', in the ways characteristic of
'individual first persons'.)

  1) Global FP1 (FP1g) = 'subjective context'
  2) TP = 'objective content'
  3) Individual FP1 (FP1i) = FP1g + TP (perceiver/ perceptual model)
  4) FP2 = FP1g + TP = descriptive representation of 3)


  5) If p is knowable then p is TP in context of FP1g
  6) If k is a knower then k is FP1i in context of FP1g
  7) If p is known then p is TP in context of FP1i
  8) If k is known then k is FP2 in context of FP1i

This further implies that:

 9) FP2 is knowable
10) FP2 may in fact be known
11) FP1g is not knowable
12) FP1i is not knowable


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Received on Fri Aug 04 2006 - 19:31:27 PDT

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