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The Relevance of Phenomenology to the Philosophy of Language and Mind : Studies in Philosophy - Sean Dorrance Kelly

The Relevance of Phenomenology to the Philosophy of Language and Mind

Studies in Philosophy

Hardcover Published: 21st December 2000
ISBN: 9780815338550
Number Of Pages: 192

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Through discussion of phenomenological and analytic traditions such as the philosophical problems of perceptual content, the content of demonstrative thoughts and the unity of proposition, the author explains that these concepts are not as alien to one another as most people believe.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Methodological Introduction: Intentionality as Meaning and Meaningfulnessp. 1
Intentionality is a common concern for phenomenology and analytic philosophyp. 1
Meaning vs. meaningfulness: two interpretations of intentionalityp. 4
Searle and the ordinary language accounts of intentionalityp. 7
Meaningfulness is more basic than meaningp. 12
Phenomenology and externalist theories of meaning: Part Ip. 15
Phenomenology and externalist theories of meaning: Part IIp. 18
The Phenomenological Approach to Intentionalityp. 31
Introduction to the transcendental problem of intentionalityp. 31
The transcendental project: condition-of-the-possibility in Kant and Heideggerp. 35
Heidegger's account of the pre-linguistic structures grounding assertionp. 42
Heidegger against the representational account of meaningp. 51
Merleau-Ponty against the cognitivist account of perceptionp. 55
Summary of anti-representationalist accounts in phenomenologyp. 58
The Non-conceptual Content of Perceptual Experience and the Possibility of Demonstrative Thoughtp. 65
Evans on perception and demonstrativesp. 67
Perceptual content and motor intentional behaviorp. 71
Objective versus egocentric placep. 77
Motor intentional identificationp. 83
A phenomenological account of egocentric spacep. 87
Against Evans's view of perceptual contentp. 90
Conclusion: What view of demonstrative content is left?p. 93
Phenomology and the Unity of the Propositionp. 111
Russell and Frege's formal attempts to solve the problemp. 112
The phenomenon of color constancy: empiricist and cognitivist accountsp. 117
The empiricist account of perceptual constancyp. 121
Criticism of the empiricist accountp. 124
The cognitivist account of perceptual constancyp. 126
Criticism of the cognitivist accountp. 129
The inadequacy of Peacocke's non-conceptualist alternativep. 135
Grasping at Straws: Motor Intentionality and the Cognitive Science of Skillful Actionp. 147
What is phenomenology and why should a cognitive scientist care?p. 147
Motor intentional behaviorp. 151
The phenomenology and cognitive science of motor intentional behaviorp. 153
Conclusionp. 161
Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780815338550
ISBN-10: 0815338554
Series: Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 21st December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.48 x 14.73  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1