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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Having Thought

Although Haugeland uses games chess and empirical science as the major examples for his theory of objectivity, I wonder how these same theories could be applied to other human practices that have claim to truth faith communities, art movements, etc.

Other editions – View all Having Thought: Open Preview See a Problem? The final group, headed Truth, contains the most recent essays.

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. Lists with This Book. LR Baker – unknown.


Return to Book Page. 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.

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

Richard Heersmink – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 1: What does it take to have it? Stephen rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Haugeland s I had the great fortune to study under John Haugeland as an undergraduate at Pitt I believe he’s at Chicago now. Books by John Haugeland. Down with A endnotes! Selected Essays in Philosophy of Mind and Language. Here is one point in favor: Feb 20, Sarah Schieffer Riehl habing it it was amazing Shelves: Jaegwon Kim – – Cambridge University Press.

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

Gs rated it it was amazing Feb 04, In the third set of papers, Haugeland elaborates and then undermines a battery of common presuppositions about the foundational notions of intentionality and representation. To ask other readers questions about Having Thoughtplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Xiaoqiang Han – – Disputatio 2 Serenity rated it it was amazing Mar 26, The Natural Origins of Content. Feb 25, Jeremiah added it Shelves: He once turned an old IBM selectric typewriter into a computer printer think about that interface problem! Frank van Dun – unknown.

Indeed, this essay is a bravura display of philosophical move-making of the highest order. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There is no excuse, in this age of computer typesetting, for the A economy of endnotes, either at the end of each chapter or at the end of the book. Marc Artiga – – Dialectica 70 3: