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P.M.S. Hacker, recounting some of Wittgenstein's views, says (Hacker 1996, p134):

[T]he pervasive conception of behaviour that has informed philosophical psychology for the last three centuries has misrepresented human behaviour as 'bare bodily movement', from which it is supposed we infer, by analogy or inference to best explanation, the inner state and so on from which the behaviour might be thought to arise … But we see the pain in a person's face hear the glee in his chortles, perceive the affection in the looks and gestures of lovers.

In this paperIexplain how this can be, before meeting several objections.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-01-01

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