Phenomenology And Philosophy Of Mind by David Woodruff Smith

Phenomenology And Philosophy Of Mind

EditorDavid Woodruff Smith, Amie L. Thomasson

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Philosophical work on the mind flowed in two streams through the 20th century: phenomenology and analytic philosophy. The phenomenological tradition began with Brentano and was developed by such great European philosophers as Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty. As the centuryadvanced, Anglophone philosophers increasingly developed their own distinct styles and methods of studying the mind, and a gulf seemed to open up between the two traditions. This volume aims to bring them together again, by demonstrating how work in phenomenology may lead to significant progress onproblems central to current analytic research, and how analytical philosophy of mind may shed light on phenomenological concerns. Leading figures from both traditions contribute specially written essays on such central topics as consciousness, intentionality, perception, action, self-knowledge,temporal awareness, and mental content. Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind demonstrates that these different approaches to the mind should not stand in opposition to each other, but can be mutually illuminating.

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David Woodruff Smith is at University of California, Irvine. Amie L. Thomasson is at University of Miami.
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Title:Phenomenology And Philosophy Of MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.76 inPublished:October 31, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. The Place of Phenomenology in Philosophy of Mind1. Paul Livingston: Functionalism and Logical Analysis2. Galen Strawson: Intentionality and Experience: Terminological Preliminaries3. Taylor Carman: The Inescapability of PhenomenologyII: Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge4. David Woodruff Smith: Consciousness with Reflexive Content5. Amie L. Thomasson: First-Person Knowledge in Phenomenology6. John Bickle and Ralph Ellis: Phenomenology and Cortical MicrostimulationIII. Intentionality7. Johannes L. Brandl: The Immanence Theory of Intentionality8. Richard Tieszen: Consciousness of Abstract ObjectsIV. Unities of Consciousness9. Wayne M. Martin: Husserl and the Logic of Consciousness10. Sean Dorrance Kelly: Temporal Awareness11. Kay Mathieson: Collective ConsciousnessV. Perception, Sensation, and Action12. Clothilde Calabi: Perceptual Saliences13. Charles Siewert: Attention and Sensorimotor Intentionality14. Jose Luis Bermudez: The Phenomenology of Bodily Awareness

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Smith (Univ. of California, Irvine) and Thomasson (Univ. of Miami) offer in this anthology the latest installment in the history of attempts at bridge-building between the traditions of Continental phenomenology and Anglo-American philosophy of mind. The present volume brings together diverse essays by a team of international philosophers in a solicitous gesture of self-introduction directed toward analytic philosophers of mind. Following an excellent historical introduction, the volume's essays divide into sections addressing the place of phenomenology in philosophy of mind; self-awareness and he self-knowledge; intentionality; consciousness; and place of perception, sensation, and action. --Choice