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The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Consciousness and Intentionality: Models and Modalities of Attribution

Editors: Fisette, Denis (Ed.)

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Philosophy of mind has been one of the most active fields in philosophy for the past three decades. One of the most significant factors in the development of this discipline has been the emergence of cognitive science and the interest philosophers have taken in the empirical study of mind. Another equally important factor has been the "naturalistic tum" brought about by W. V. Quine. His proposal that normative epistemology be replaced by empirical psychology marked a radical departure from the Fregean "anti­ psychologism" and "apriorism" that had characterized much of the analytic tradition in philosophy. But while Quine's program of naturalization called the attention of philosophers to empirical psychology, his conception of psychology was inspired by an austere behaviorism which shunned the mentalism of intentional psychology in the Brentanian and phenomenological tradition. Thus, while agreeing with Brentano that the "intentional idiom" could not be reduced to that of the natural sciences, Quine argued that it is of a piece with the indeterminacy of translation. Most contributors of this col­ lection share the cognitivist stance and believe that the mind needs to be explained rather than eliminated. Three main questions are actually confronting current philosophers of mind, each addressed by one or another of the contributors to the present collection.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • State Consciousness Revisited

    Jacob, Pierre

    Pages 9-32

  • Conscious Intentionality

    Seager, William

    Pages 33-49

  • Intentionality, Consciousness and the System’s Perspective

    Proust, Joëlle

    Pages 51-72

  • Consciousness as Valued Procedural Mode of Apprehension

    Livet, Pierre

    Pages 73-90

  • The Colors and Shapes of Visual Experiences

    Rosenthal, David M.

    Pages 95-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consciousness and Intentionality: Models and Modalities of Attribution
Editors
  • Denis Fisette
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
62
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9193-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9193-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5907-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5300-8
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 366
Topics