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The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding. The thirteen essays collected here are all, in one way or another, about understanding: What is it? What does it take to have it? What does it presuppose in what. Having Thought. Essays in the metaphysics of mind. John Haugeland harvard university press. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England

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A The Intentionality All-Stars is a frequently hilarious view of all the occupied positions on the topic of intentionality, laid out on a baseball diamond, and while he makes it very clear where his own sympathies lie, there are no idiots on the field of play. Know-How and Concept Possession. Great analytic metaphysics that is consistent with theories in embodied cognition. Still, Haugeland is right that the gulf between animal mind and human mind is huge.

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Finally, I want to end this review with a specific compliment and a general complaint and call to arms. I certainly do not deny that language is characteristic of people, and centrally important to what we are. He once turned an old IBM selectric typewriter into a computer printer think about that interface problem!

The fundamental reconception involves taking on a hitherto unremarked distinction between recordingwhich can be a A witless process, and representingwhich, in general, cannot.

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Mar 19, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finally, the fourth havinv most recent group of essays confronts the essential character of understanding in relation to what is understood. Aggregate, Composed, and Evolved Systems: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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My thought has hewed very closely to his regarding the mind, the world, and the promise and limitations of “artificial thought” and so I found this book extremely refreshing and havint education in itself. Authorship of Thoughts in Thought Insertion: Marc Artiga – – Dialectica 70 3: Haugeland is right to resist the popular, lazy idea of language as a magic fulcrum; but what about language as a garden-variety fulcrum, causally required in this world for chess, for building aircraft carriers– and for A normativity itself?

Haugeland s I had the great fortune to study under John Haugeland as an undergraduate at Pitt I believe he’s at Chicago now.

This article has no associated abstract. Haugeland claims that the difference in kind, not degree, between the Iohn cognitive capacities of people and animals is too obvious to require argument. Rick Grush – – Biology and Philosophy 18 1: Functional Analyses as Mechanism Sketches. Dennett – – Cambridge: Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

Integrating Psychology and Neuroscience: Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Request removal from index. Sign in to use this feature. Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind. Return to Book Page.

I now think he is largely right. We can of course extrapolate back from our current vantage point and fix and answer such questions, using ourselves as the touchstone for colors, but we must recognize that we are doing that. haugelxnd

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Authors, join the cause: Find it on Scholar. I think John Haugeland might just be the best living philosopher. Eliot rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


hakgeland The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding. What is objective knowledge, and how is it possible? Trivia About Having Thought: Mar 09, Zedder rated it it was amazing Shelves: Under the second head, Matter, the focus turns to the metaphysical issues surrounding the intelligibility of the mental as a distinctive and irreducible phenomenon in a universe that is, in some sense, ultimately material.

Then philosophy books can aspire to be page-turners in the good sense. What does it take to have it? Here the earlier themes come together around the fundamental problem of the metaphysics of mind: First, how can intelligence itself be understood scientifically as in “cognitive science” ; and haugelwnd, how can the scientific endeavor, so conceived, account for the possibility of a self or subject that understands? His view is a close kin, I think, of my view of the evolution of colors: To ask other readers questions about Having Thoughtplease sign up.

This might be true in the philosophical community, but it is at any rate no longer true in the world of animal cognition research, where the backlash against the behaviorism of yore makes fighting words of any such pronouncement.

He develops his case with a very well-considered game plan.

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