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Aspects of Psychologism / Tim Crane.

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Author/Creator:
Crane, Tim author.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
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Subjects:
Intentionality (Philosophy).
Phenomenology.
Psychologism.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Aspects of Psychologism is a penetrating look into fundamental philosophical questions of consciousness, perception, and the experience we have of our mental lives. Psychologism, in Tim Crane's formulation, presents the mind as a single subject-matter to be investigated not only empirically and conceptually but also phenomenologically: through the systematic examination of consciousness and thought from the subject's point of view. How should we think about the mind? Analytical philosophy tends to address this question by examining the language we use to talk about our minds, and thus translates our knowledge of consciousness into knowledge of the concepts which this language embodies. Psychologism rejects this approach. The philosophy of mind, Crane contends, has become too narrow in its purely conceptual focus on the logical and linguistic formulas that structure thought. We cannot assume that the categories needed to understand the mind correspond absolutely with such semantic categories. Crane's claim is that intentionality--the "aboutness" or "directedness" of the mind--is essential to all mental phenomena. He criticizes materialist doctrines about consciousness and defends the position that perception can represent the world in a non-conceptual, non-propositional way, opening up philosophy to a more realistic account of the mind's nature.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
ESSAY ONE. Introduction: In Defence of Psychologism
I Historical Essays
II Intentionality
III Perception
IV Consciousness
Notes
References
Credits
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780674726581
OCLC:
867050097
Publisher Number:
10.4159/harvard.9780674726581 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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