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Price, "Our Evidence for the Existence of Other Minds ", Plzilosophy (October, 1938). 40 THE NATURE OF METAPHYSICAL THINKING in experience as are not due to our own activity or to intersubjective communication may be due to our relation to some external world containing other types of existence, besides our own purposive activities and the purposive activities of other subjects, and which we can describe as "physical objects", provided that we recognize that physical objects as we know them, including the " objects of physics", are phenomenal interpretations, and we do not assume any view as to their intrinsic nature.
Suppose I am sitting in a train at a station and have a succession of sense data which give me the impression that my train is moving and the train opposite me at rest. I see my carriage passing the engine, tender and carriages of the other train successively. But I may then wonder whether in fact the other train is not moving and I am at rest. g. the station building. If I am moving past the other train, I shall also be moving out of the station - or in phenomenalist language, I shall have to be able to co-ordinate the succession of data I call the engine, tender and carriages of the other train with a suc- 36 THE NATURE OF METAPHYSICAL THINKING cession of data I call the refreshment room, booking office and goods yard.
But we shall differ from pure phenomenalism in stressing the responsive character of experience, and by "responsive" will be meant that experience will be described as arising out of situations in which the subject is related to activities other than his own interpretative activity. We shall look for a meaning of " transcendent" in terms of the implication of elements other than itself in a subject's activity, and not in terms of some unknowable " noumenal reality" behind the veil of phenomena.