The aim of this series is to inform both professional philosophers and a larger readership (of social and natural scientists, methodologists, mathematicians, students, teachers, publishers, etc.) about what is going on, who's who, and who does what in contemporary philosophy and PROFILES is designed to present the research activity and the logic. results of already outstanding personalities and schools and of newly emerging ones in the various fields of philosophy and logic. There are many Festschrift volumes dedicated to various philosophers. There is the celebrated Library of Living Philosophers edited by P. A. Schipp whose format influenced the present enterprise. Still they can only cover very little of the contemporary philosophical scene. Faced with a tremendous expansion of philosophical information and with an almost frightening division of labor and increasing specialization we need systematic and regular ways of keeping track of what happens in the profession. PROFILES is intended to perform such a function. Each volume is devoted to one or several philosophers whose views and results are presented and discussed.
The profiled philosopher(s) will summarize and review his (their) own work in the main fields of significant contribution. This work will be discussed and evaluated by invited contributors. Relevant historical and/or biographical data, an up-to-date bibliography with short abstracts of the most important works and, whenever possible, references to significant reviews and discussion will also be included.
One.- Self-Profile.- I. De Re: My Search for Philosophy.- 1. Family and Ecological Background.- 2. Sunday School: My Philosophico-Theological Crisis.- 3. Public Schools: My First Educational Crisis.- 4. Expulsion from the Normal School: My Second Educational Crisis.- 5. Exilio from Highschool.- 6. The Costa Rican Experience: A Grammatological Crisis.- 7. The 1944 Revolution of Guatemala.- 8. University of Minnesota: Philosophical Training and My First Professional Crisis.- 9. Return to Guatemala: My Major Professional Crisis.- 10. Paradisiacal-Hellish Year at Oxford: A Minor Philosophical Crisis.- 11. Philosophizing in the United States.- 12. Promenading Outside the Ivory Tower: u and Its Professional Services.- 13. Wandering Outside the Ivory Tower: Dean of Latino Affairs.- II. De Dicto: My Philosophical Search.- A. Diachronic Capsule.- 1. The Subjective/Objective Tension.- 2. God, Morality, and the Unity of Practical Reasoning.- 3. Language as the Depository of World, Self, and Experience.- 4. Wittgenstein's Anti-Private Language Arguments.- 5. Reference, the Language of Other Minds, and Guise Theory.- 6. Overall View of My Philosophical Constructions.- 7. My Concern with the History of Philosophy.- B. Self, Thinking, and Reality.- 1. Exegesis of the Anti-Private Language Situation.- 2. Realism, the Past, Sameness, and Phenomenological Linguistics.- 3. Metaphysical Internalism and the Holistic Indivisible Noumenon.- 4. The Metaphysical Dimension of Semantic Vocabulary.- 5. Five Dimensions of Certainty.- 6. Gross Individual Guises.- 7. The Multifarious Ontological Semiotics of the First-Person Pronoun.- 8. The I-Manifold and Semantic Denotation vs Doxastic Denotation.- 9. The Problem of Sameness in the I-Network.- 10. Self-Consciousness and First-Person Reference.- 11. Indexical Reference and Indexical Guises.- 12. Indicators, David Kaplan's Direct Reference, and Indexical Subjectivity.- 13. Perception, Direct Reference, and Perceptual Guises.- 14. Intentional Action and Indexical Reference.- 15. The Causation of Intentional Action.- 16. The Grammar of Indexical (Experiential) Reference.- 17. Ontological Exegesis of Indexical Reference.- 18. The Non-Worldliness of Indexical Guises and Other Minds.- 19. The Transcendental Prefix and Experience.- Two.- Casta?eda's Ontology.- Mind and Guise: Castaneda's Philosophy of Mind in the World Order.- Castaneda's Philosophy of Language.- Castaneda's Theory of Knowing.- Thinking-to-Be and Thinking-to-Do: Some Remarks on Casta?eda on Believing and Intending.- Good Samaritans and Castaneda's System of Deontic Logic.- Casta?eda's Theory of Deontic Meaning and Truth.- Casta?eda Theory of Morality.- Casta?eda on Plato, Leibniz, and Kant.- Replies.- Three.- Philosophical Bibliography of Hector-Neri Casta?Eda.- Index Of Names.- Index Of Subjects.
Series: Profiles, No 6
Number Of Pages: 443
Published: 31st March 1986
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 0.82