XII—Is There a Problem of Other Minds?


  • Meeting of the Aristotelian Society held at Senate House, University of London, on 16 May 2011 at 4:15 p.m.


Scepticism is sometimes expressed about whether there is any interesting problem of other minds. In this paper I set out a version of the conceptual problem of other minds which turns on the way in which mental occurrences are presented to the subject and situate it in relation to debates about our knowledge of other people's mental lives. The result is a distinctive problem in the philosophy of mind concerning our relation to other people.