1. But see S. Gardner's (1993, Chap. 3, p. 50) for a discussion of whether Davidsons version of mental subsystems provides a successfi.il explanation of irrationality.
2. I am greatly indebted to the psychoanalytic historian Rosemarie Sand for providing me with much information concerning these historical examples.
3. This chapter uniformly disparages my views, and alas is replete with contrived fault-finding and red herrings; see the rebuttals in Erwin (1996, pp. 130136) and in Grtinbaum (1994).
4. Cavell is referring to Freud's 1926 signal theory of anxiety. Eric Gillett (1990, Section II, pp. 558-568) has urged both logical and empirical difficulties against this theory.
5. All citations of Freud's writings in English are from the Standard Edition of the Complete P~sychological Works of SigmundFreud, translated by J. Strachey et al. London: Llogarth Press, 19531974. 24 vols. Each reference will use the abbreviation "S.E." followed by the year of first appearance, volume number, and page(s).
6. The reference to p. 79 is incorrect and should have been to pp. 7677. It matters, because p.79 is the one from which Cavell generated her erroneous statement that my objection to the applicability of the PS here is that paranoid behavior is irrational. I had neither said nor implied that!
7. Besides Rosemarie Sand (see note 2 above), I am greatly indebted to Edward Erwin for ongoing helpful discussions, and for his further defenses of my views (see Erwin 1993, 1997b). Besides, I thank Frederick Crews for having suggested a number of expository improvements in the text above. Finally, I am greatly indebted to Jerome Wakefield, a quondam student and philosophical partisan of Davidson's, for having offered me challenging criticisms of the original text of this paper. His challenge has enabled me to articulate my strictures further, but has not persuaded me to retract any of them.
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