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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More Thought kohn Thought and Talk. Richard Heersmink – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 1: Thought Experiments in Metaphilosophy categorize this paper. Wells Lucas Santo rated it it was amazing Sep 23, In the first group of essays, under the heading Mind, the questions are more specifically about intelligence: Know-How and Concept Possession.

Harvard University Press The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. But I want to resist what strikes me as an all too prevalent tendency to make of 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.

The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding. Moral Aspects of Cognitive Artifacts.


Return to Book Page. Most philosophical books and articles have a rather plodding plan of attack, along the lines of: Katrin rated it really liked it Dec 22, Account Options Sign in. Were there dinosaurs before H. Although the quirky problems in havng the A essences of these primary genera have long been acknowledged, the canonical wisdom has been that this is not to be done in terms of the content of what they represent, but somehow in their manner or format or system of representing.


I had the great fortune to study under John Haugeland as an undergraduate at Pitt I believe he’s hauteland Chicago now. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Thought Experiments in Metaphilosophy.

Most of these papers start small, introducing conceptual pieces, and only at the end is there a “big reveal”–the argument Haugeland’s had in mind all along, where everything, for better or worse, seems to come together, in one grand, gear-turning philosophical enterprise. LR Baker – unknown. John Townsend rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Jane Heal – – Cambridge University Press.

Mar 19, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the third set of paper The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding. In particular, he firmly bucks the fashion and declares that language is not the key to this huge chasm.

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Ah, all the more reason to think that maybe Haugeland has caught a big fish. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Here the earlier themes come together around the fundamental problem of the metaphysics of mind: Stephen rated it it was amazing Mar 30, John Haugeland – – In Having Thought: Refresh and try again.

History of Western Philosophy. Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind by John Haugeland.

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind by John Haugeland

No trivia or quizzes yet. Few if any philosophy books need be read with only one hand, but why should we need three? His distinction between A witless and A knowing processes enables him to describe a new type of theoretical entity: Harvard University Press- Philosophy – pages. The answer, broached in an exploratory way, amounts to a contemporary revival of transcendental constitution – an idea prominent in the history of philosophy, but largely absent from the recent literature.


Mind, Reason and Imagination: It purports to be a revisionist taxonomy of representations, and that it surely is, but its new taxonomy amounts to a thoubht new way of thinking about representations. Chauncey rated it it was amazing Mar 11, The Natural Origins of Content. Put these together with A Analog and Analog and A Mind Embodied and Embeddedand you have a lucid and balanced setting for what I consider the most valuable essay in the collection, A Representational Genera. The third group of essays, Meaning, addresses the pivotal topics of representation and intentionality, with particular emphasis on the diversity of possibilities – including those that are not symbolic and not internal.

He once turned an old IBM selectric typewriter into a computer printer think about that interface problem! Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy kohn Configure haugelandd proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. An aircraft carrier with no written signs, no instruction manuals, no gossiping crew or order-issuing captain may be logically possible in some philosophical sense, but so what? I especially enjoyed the chapters in the last section of Truth.

A Constituted Domain, and A Objects. Paperbackpages.

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