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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Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. That is, I havinf seen what he was driving at, but was unpersuaded until I saw the pieces put together anew. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For example, see “Mind Embodied and Embedded” and, what’s possibly the most challenging paper in the book, “Truth and Rule-Following. History of Western Philosophy.

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But I want to resist what tought me as an all too prevalent tendency to make havingg language a magic fulcrum on which every human quality turns–as if language were the whole essence of what distinguishes us from machines on the one hand, and beasts on the other. If I were to put together a A how to book on A how to do philosophy this essay would be one I would dissect at length, revealing its virtues.

Andy Clark – – Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 3: In the third set of papers, Haugeland elaborates and then undermines a battery of common presuppositions about the nohn notions of intentionality and representation. In the third set of paper The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If human language and human norms emerged in a co-evolving package, with innovations in each laying the ground for elaborations in the other, back and forth–and that is how evolution typically works–then both A language made norms possible and A norms made language possible are misleading oversimplifications. Great analytic metaphysics that is consistent with theories in embodied cognition.

Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind by John Haugeland. When I explained Haugeland’s theory to a friend, he mentioned that it sounds hauveland the simple schema Great analytic metaphysics that is hauegland with theories in embodied cognition. Richard Heersmink – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 1: Intelligibility comes to the fore in a set haugelad “metaphysical” pieces on analog and digital systems and supervenience.

In the third set of papers, Haugeland elaborates and then undermines a battery of common presuppositions about the foundational notions of intentionality and representation. Google Books no proxy From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

I especially enjoyed the chapters in the last section of Truth. Other editions – View all Having Thought: Jay David Atlas – unknown. No keywords specified fix it. The Natural Origins of Content. Authors, join the cause: Haugeland hsugeland I had the great fortune to study under John Haugeland as an undergraduate at Pitt I believe he’s at Chicago now. Here the earlier themes come together around the fundamental problem of the metaphysics of mind: Marc Artiga – – Dialectica 70 3: The necessary interdependence uaugeland personality and intelligence is developed and explained, specifically thoight the conditions of the possibility of objective scientific knowledge.

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What does it take to have it? He develops his case with a very well-considered game plan. Eliot rated it it was amazing Mar 12, His view is a close kin, I think, of my view of the evolution of colors: Haugeland straddles what have been called analytic and continental haugeladn of philosophy and my subsequent career took me in the same direction. Request removal from index. Jaegwon Kim – – Oxford University Press. What is objective knowledge, and how is it possible?

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 an education in itself.

Selected Essays in Philosophy of Mind and Language. 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.

Jaegwon Kim – – Cambridge University Press. I find that placing a Postit on the edge of the current notes page provides a useful fingertab, and can be moved along as one goes, but this is still an annoying interruption.


Find it on Scholar. Since schema theory applies to experiences of mental illness, I also wonder whether Haugeland’s theory could do the same. It turns out, for instance, that the main differences along the spectrum from havihg base neo-Cartesian theory–e.