Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches

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Daniel O. Dahlstrom, Andreas Elpidorou, Walter Hopp
Routledge, Aug 11, 2015 - Philosophy - 346 pages
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This volume identifies and develops how philosophy of mind and phenomenology interact in both conceptual and empirically-informed ways. The objective is to demonstrate that phenomenology, as the first-personal study of the contents and structures of our mentality, can provide us with insights into the understanding of the mind and can complement strictly analytical or empirically informed approaches to the study of the mind. Insofar as phenomenology, as the study or science of phenomena, allows the mind to appear, this collection shows how the mind can reappear through a constructive dialogue between different ways—phenomenological, analytical, and empirical—of understanding mentality.

 

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Contents

List of Figures
Cognitive Phenomenology
What It Is and What It Is
The Body
The Body and Its Image in the Clinical Encounter
Actions Habits and Skilled Expertise
The Minds of Others
An Exploration
Knowing Ones Own Desires
Phenomenal Conservatism and the Principle of All Principles
Hearing Seeing and Music in the Middle
Sartres Phenomenology of Dreaming
Defending a Heideggerian Account of Mood
A Sartrean Reading
Prospects for a Naturalized Phenomenology
4e Cognition and the Argument

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Daniel O. Dahlstrom is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Boston University, USA.

Andreas Elpidorou is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville, USA.

Walter Hopp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Boston University, USA.

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