Sir Peter

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    ‘Shall we fight or shall we fly?
    Good Sir Richard, tell us now,
    For to fight is but to die!
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    It is a necessary condition of one’s ascribing states of consciousness, experiences, to oneself, in the way one does, that one should also ascribe them, or be prepared to ascribe them, to others who are not oneself.... The ascribing phrases are used in just the same sense when the subject is another as when the subject is oneself.
    —Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (b. 1919)