NTU Philosophical Review

Issue 61, March 2021

Tsung-Hsing Ho
Pages 73-80

How to Locate Pain in Mandarin
Reply to Liu and Klein

Some philosophers argue that pain is an object located in bodily parts because the locative form of pain report is permissible in English. To examine this argument, Liu and Klein recently argue that the linguistic argument cannot work because the locative form is impermissible in Mandarin. They are wrong, however. I demonstrate that the locative form in Mandarin is not only permissible but also common.