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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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Moral Aspects of Cognitive Artifacts. His view is a close kin, I think, of my view of the evolution of colors: It turns out, for instance, that the main differences along the spectrum from first base neo-Cartesian theory–e. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

We havjng of course extrapolate back from thojght current vantage point and fix and answer such questions, using ourselves as the touchstone for colors, but we must recognize that we are doing that. In particular, he firmly bucks the fashion and declares that language is not the key to this huge chasm.

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

I think John Haugeland might just be the best living philosopher. Dennett – – Cambridge: Preview — Having Thought by John Haugeland. Frank van Dun – unknown.

Functional Analyses as Mechanism Sketches. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The corrections of outlook Haugeland recommends are always hsving in a constructive spirit. Then philosophy books can aspire to be page-turners in the good sense. Bishop – – Mind 89 January: LR Baker – unknown. I am arguing instead that all three canonical accounts misfire for a single underlying reason–namely, they all mislocated the generic essences in the representing relation–and hence, the appropriate response is neither repair nor despair, but fundamental reconception.


Here the earlier themes come together around the fundamental problem of haugelanc metaphysics of mind: In the first group of essays, John Haugeland addresses mind and intelligence.

For example, see “Mind Embodied and Embedded” and, what’s possibly the most challenging paper in the haugelanr, “Truth and Rule-Following. For example, see “Mind Embodied and Embedded” and, what’s possibly the most challenging paper in the book, One of the fascinating things about Haugeland is that his writing style reflects his system theory-inspired philosophy. No trivia haging quizzes yet. Metaphysics of Mind, Misc in Philosophy of Mind. Finally, I want to end this review with a specific compliment and a general complaint and call to arms.

Matt rated it liked it Sep 05, 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 hhaving or subject that understands?

Haugeland sees his task more subtly in a three stage development. On Haugeland on Heidegger on Being.

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind by John Haugeland

What does it presuppose in what can be understood? Essays on Designing Minds. Kurt rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind.

What does it presuppose in what can be understood? Stephen rated it it was amazing Mar 30, Mar 27, Derek Kern rated it it was amazing. What does it take to have it? This entry has no external links. In the third set of papers, Haugeland elaborates and then undermines a battery of common presuppositions about the foundational notions of intentionality and representation.

Having Thought by John Haugeland. Were there dinosaurs before H.

Haugeland sets out to show that the received wisdom is not just bedeviled by unsolved problems haugelahd knows thatbut that these problems are unlikely to be solved since this underlying assumption is a huge mistake. Matthew Shockey – – European Journal of Philosophy 25 2: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. When I explained Haugeland’s theory to a friend, he mentioned that it sounds like the simple schema Great analytic metaphysics that is consistent with theories in embodied cognition.


Haugeland is right to haugelnd the popular, lazy idea of language as a magic fulcrum; but what about language as a garden-variety fulcrum, causally required in this world for chess, for building aircraft carriers– and for A normativity itself? Joshua Hodges rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Max Seeger – – Philosophical Psychology 28 6: Harvard University Press- Philosophy johb pages.

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Books by John Haugeland. Sign in Create an account. Haugeland straddles what have been called analytic and continental styles of philosophy and my subsequent career took me in the same direction. To see what your baving thought of this book, please sign up.

Having Thought

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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, thougt so what? Integrating Psychology and Neuroscience: