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Mental Representation and Consciousness : Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Representation and Reference - Eduard Marbach

Mental Representation and Consciousness

Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Representation and Reference

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1993
ISBN: 9780792321019
Number Of Pages: 201

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conditions of the possibility of Experience ... must mean nothing else than all that which lies immanently in the essence of Experience ... and therefore belongs to it indispensably. The essence of Experience that phenomenological analysis of Experience elucidates is the same as the possibility of Experience, and all that which is determined in the essence, in the possibility of Experience, is eo ipso 1 condition of the possibility of Experience. Through acquaintance with Husserl's work, then, I developed my way of understandĀ­ ing what, according to their very possibility, lies in conscious activities of mentally representing something, for example, by imagining or remembering it, or by viewing it in a picture, all these understood as forms of modified perception. As Husserl himself made clear, such reflective and descriptive analyses of the mental activities according to their very possibility are carried out regardless of the way they have actually come to be. However, I was also interested in developmenĀ­ tal questions, especially with regard to the activity of imagining. Hence I turned to cognitive developmental psychology in order to get acquainted with the necesĀ­ sary empirical material. Moreover, I conducted a pilot-study with young children that I had conceived according to phenomenologically relevant aspects concerning the difference and yet inner connection of the activities of imagining and viewing 2 pictures.

Introduction: Mental Representation in Cognitive Science and the Point of View of the Phenomenology of Consciousnessp. 1
Methodological Preliminariesp. 19
Reference to Something in Activities of Presentationp. 41
Phenomenological Forms of Purely Mental Representationp. 59
Reference to Something Identical in its Present Givenness: The Notion of "Implicit Consciousness"p. 105
The Phenomenological Form of Pictorial Representationp. 125
Reiterations, Transformations and Combinations of Purely Mental and Pictorial Representationsp. 147
Conclusion: Two Basic Phenomenological Forms of Intuitive Mental Representationp. 175
Appendix: Short Presentation of the Different Elements of the Phenomenonlogical Notationp. 181
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780792321019
ISBN-10: 0792321014
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 201
Published: 31st July 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54