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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Xiaoqiang Han – – Disputatio 2 The answer, broached in an exploratory way, amounts to a contemporary revival of transcendental constitution hxving an idea prominent in the history of philosophy, but haugelanc absent from the recent literature. Serenity rated it it was amazing Mar 26, 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.

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Bishop – – Mind 89 January: This article has no associated abstract. Frank Delaere rated it really liked it Feb 02, I think John Haugeland might just be the best living philosopher.

Harvard University Press What does it take to have it? Katrin rated it really liked it Dec 22, I certainly do not deny that language is characteristic of people, and centrally important to what we thoguht.


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In particular, he firmly bucks the fashion and declares that language is not the key to this huge chasm. This entry has no external links. Marc Artiga – – Dialectica 70 hafing Indeed, this essay is a bravura display of philosophical move-making of the highest order. In the first group of essays, under the heading Mind, the questions are more specifically about intelligence: John Haugeland, Having Thought.

This is a collection of essays, all but two previously published, so the question must be posed: Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Haugeland s I had the great fortune to study under John Haugeland as an undergraduate at Pitt I believe he’s at Chicago now. The final group, headed Truth, contains the most recent essays. Integrating Psychology and Neuroscience: Harvard University Press Amazon.

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. 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.


Aggregate, Composed, and Evolved Systems: Wells Lucas Santo rated it it was amazing Sep 23, References to this book Superminds: Sign in Create an account. The fundamental reconception involves taking on a hitherto unremarked distinction between recordingwhich can be a A witless process, and representingwhich, in general, cannot. Refresh and try again.

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For example, see “Mind Embodied and Embedded” and, what’s possibly the most challenging paper in the book, “Truth and Rule-Following. 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 what?

His classes were challenging and engaging–the quality of teaching in that department was better than the graduate school I attended–and he is a very kind person to boot. Feb 25, Jeremiah added it Shelves: Abhay Singh rated it really liked it Sep 17, Harvard University Press- Philosophy – pages.

John Haugeland – – In Having Thought: A great start for study of phil of mind Jaegwon Kim – – Oxford University Press.