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The Presence of Mind

Daniel D. Hutto

1999

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  • Title:
    The Presence of Mind
  • Author: Daniel D. Hutto
  • Description: THE PRESENCE OF MIND; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE. Nothing in Mind; CHAPTER TWO. A Lack of Content; CHAPTER THREE. Black Dots and Red Herrings; CHAPTER FOUR. Seeing without Believing; CHAPTER FIVE. Interpreting Minds; CHAPTER SIX. Davidson's Identity Crisis; CHAPTER SEVEN. The Poisoned Chalice; Notes; References; Index
    Will our everyday account of ourselves be vindicated by a new science? Or,will our self-understanding remain untouched by such developments? This book argues that beliefs and desires have a legitimate place in theexplanation of action. Eliminativist arguments mistakenly focus on the vehicles of content not content itself. This book asks whether a naturalistic theory of content is possible. It is argued that a modest biosemantic theory of intentional, but nonconceptual, content is the naturalist's best bet. A theory of this kind complements connectionism and recent work on embodied and em
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Format: 1 online resource (266 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-17436-7;ISBN 9786613174369;ISBN 90-272-8345-1
  • Subjects: Act (Philosophy); Connectionalism; Intentionalism; Intentionality (Philosophy); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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