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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Bishop – – Mind 89 January: In the third set of papers, Haugeland elaborates and then undermines a haugealnd of common presuppositions about the foundational notions of intentionality and representation. Marc Artiga – – Dialectica 70 3: The thirteen essays collected here are all, in one way or another, about understanding: Science Logic and Mathematics. Frank van Dun – unknown.

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History of Western Philosophy. Anna rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Jaegwon Kim – – Cambridge University Press. More Thought on Thought and Talk.

Haugeland claims that the difference in kind, not degree, between the A cognitive capacities of people and animals havinh too obvious to require argument. Although Haugeland uses games chess and empirical science as the major examples for his theory of objectivity, I wonder how these same theories could be applied to other human practices that have claim to truth faith communities, art movements, etc. Few topics have been mulled over more than representations in the last half century, and one would think that by now all the major moves had been made, and that it was time for fine tuning.

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Then philosophy books can aspire to be johj in the good sense. In the first group of essays, John Haugeland addresses mind and intelligence.


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. Mar 27, Derek Kern rated it it was amazing. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, haugelxnd phone. John Haugeland, Having Thought. Heidegger and the Supposition of a Single, Objective World.

Eliot rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Find it on Scholar. Functional Analyses as Mechanism Sketches. Were there dinosaurs before H. Aggregate, Composed, and Evolved Systems: 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.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sign in to use this feature. For all its brilliance, this essay will not be readily understood by those without a substantial knowledge of baseball; the many allusions to the lore of the game really do a lot of work, and I know from experience that British philosophers of mind miss a lot of the wisdom. 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.

Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind

There is no excuse, in this age of computer typesetting, for the A economy of endnotes, either at the end of each chapter or at the end of the book.

When I explained Haugeland’s theory to a friend, he mentioned that it sounds havihg the simple schema theory in psychology. Charles haugelnad it it was amazing Jan 27, Want to Read saving…. Most of these papers start small, introducing conceptual pieces, and only at the end is there a “big reveal”–the argument Haugeland’s thoughht in mind all along, where everything, for better or worse, seems to come together, in one grand, gear-turning philosophical enterprise.


Brian Jonathan Garrett – – Philosophy in Review 19 3: A The Intentionality All-Stars is a frequently hilarious view of all the occupied positions on the topic of intentionality, laid out on a baseball diamond, and while he makes it very clear where his own sympathies lie, there are no idiots on the field of play.

Ah, all the more reason to think that maybe Haugeland has caught a big fish. Max Seeger – – Philosophical Psychology 28 6: Haugepand I want to resist what strikes me as an all too havinv tendency to make of language a magic fulcrum on which every human quality turns–as if language were the whole essence of what distinguishes us from machines on the one hand, and beasts on the other.

Richard Heersmink – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 16 1: Kurt rated it it was amazing Feb 06, If human language and human norms emerged in a co-evolving package, with innovations in each thiught the ground for elaborations in the other, back and forth–and that is how evolution typically works–then both A language made norms possible and A norms made language possible are misleading oversimplifications.

Finally, the fourth and most recent group of essays confronts the essential character of understanding in relation to what is understood.