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: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

An aircraft carrier with no written signs, no instruction manuals, no gossiping crew or order-issuing captain may be logically possible in some philosophical sense, but so thhought Most of these papers start small, introducing conceptual pieces, and only at the end is there a “big reveal”–the argument Haugeland’s had in mind all along, where everything, for better or worse, seems to come together, in one grand, gear-turning philosophical enterprise.

Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind by John Haugeland.

Lists with This Book. Few if any philosophy books need be read with only one hand, but why should we need three? For example, see fhought Embodied and Embedded” and, what’s possibly the most challenging paper in the book, “Truth and Rule-Following.

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The final group, headed Truth, contains the most recent essays. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding. Sign in Create haugelwnd account. Matthew Shockey – – European Journal of Philosophy 25 2: This entry has no external links. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Join Our Mailing List: Haugeland sets out to show that the received wisdom is not just bedeviled by unsolved problems everybody knows thatbut that these problems are unlikely to be solved since this underlying assumption is a huge mistake. Google Books no proxy From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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Finally, the fourth and most recent group of essays confronts the essential character of understanding in relation to what is understood. What does it take to have it?

My thought has hewed very closely to his regarding the mind, the world, and the promise and limitations of “artificial thought” and so I found this book extremely refreshing and an education in itself. He develops his case with a very well-considered game plan.

Matt rated it liked it Sep 05, The unifying theme of these thirteen essays is understanding. Then philosophy books can aspire to be page-turners in the good sense. Hxugeland s I had the great fortune to study under John Haugeland as an undergraduate at Pitt I believe he’s at Chicago now.


His view is a close kin, I think, of my view of the evolution of colors: Request removal from index. Richard Heersmink – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 1: Selected Essays in Philosophy of Mind and Language.

In the third set of papers, Haugeland elaborates and then undermines a battery of common presuppositions about the foundational notions of intentionality hakgeland representation.

Haugeland straddles what have been called analytic and continental styles of philosophy and my subsequent career took me in the same direction. 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. I now think he is largely right.

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First, how can intelligence itself be understood scientifically as in “cognitive science” ; and second, how can the scientific endeavor, so conceived, account for the possibility of a self or subject that understands? Brian Jonathan Garrett – – Philosophy in Review 19 3: