We are familiar with the idea that people can share the same sensation although they react somewhat differently. One can stub one’s toe one day, and make a fearful fuss about it, but do the same thing, and feel the same pain, another day and bravely smile and carry on. Behaviour is not a transparent guide to sensations, thoughts, or feelings. (That is the point of the joke about two behaviourists in bed: `That was great for you, how was it for me?’)

– Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1999)


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