Knowing without Thinking: Mind, Action, Cognition and the Phenomenon of the Background

Hardcover | March 15, 2012

EditorZdravko Radman

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A volume devoted explicitly to the subtle and multidimensional phenomenon of background knowing that has to be recognized as an important element of the triad mind-body-world. The essays are inspired by seminal works on the topic by Searle and Dreyfus, but also make significant contribution in bringing the discussion beyond the classical confines.

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A volume devoted explicitly to the subtle and multidimensional phenomenon of background knowing that has to be recognized as an important element of the triad mind-body-world. The essays are inspired by seminal works on the topic by Searle and Dreyfus, but also make significant contribution in bringing the discussion beyond the classic...

ZDRAVKO RADMAN is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia. He has been visiting scholar at University of Konstanz, UC Berkeley, ANU, and UC London. He publishes mainly in philosophy of mind, and aesthetics. He authored Metaphors: Figures of the Mind (1997), and is editor of From a Metaphorical Point of ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.96 × 5.67 × 0.85 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; Z.Radman
The Mystery of the Background qua Background; H.L.Dreyfus
PART I: ECHOING SEARLE'S AND DREYFUS' VIEWS ON THE BACKGROUND
Ground-Level Intelligence:Action-Oriented Representation and the Dynamics of the Background; M.Cappuccio& M.Wheeler
Exposing the Background: Deep and Local; D.D.Hutto
The Background as Intentional, Conscious, and Nonconceptual; M.Schmitz
Social Cognition, the Chinese Room, and the Robot Replies; S.Gallagher
Contesting John's Searle' Social Ontology: Institutions and Background; J.Margolis
Music and the Background; D.Schmicking
PART II: EXTENDED VIEWS ON THE BACKGROUND
Implicit Precision; E.T.Gendlin
Enkinaesthesia: The Essential Sensuous Background for Co-Agency; S.A.J.Stuart
Steps Entailed in Foregrounding the Background: Taking the Challenge of Languaging Experience Seriously; M.Sheets-Johnstone
The Body as Background: Pragmatism and Somasthetics; R.Shusterman
The Background: A Tool of Potentiality; Z.Radman
Embodied Technology as Implicit Knowledge of Modern Civilization; K.Mainzer
Index