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Ideas of John McDowell, by Text

[New Zealand, b.1942, At Oxford University, and then Professor at Pittsburgh University]

1994 Mind and World
p.185 There is no pure Given, but it is cultured, rather than entirely relative [Macbeth]
p.456 Representation must be propositional if it can give reasons and be epistemological [Burge]
I.6 p.18 Sense impressions already have conceptual content
I.7 p.20 Forming concepts by abstraction from the Given is private definition, which the Private Lang. Arg. attacks
Intro 7 p.-9 The logical space of reasons is a natural phenomenon, and it is the realm of freedom