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Intellectual Powers - A Study of Human Nature - A Study of Human Nature

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Informationen zum Autor P. M. S. Hacker is a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books and articles on philosophy of mind and philosophy of language as well as philosophical foundations of cognitive neuroscience, and is the leading authority on the philosophy of Wittgenstein. Among his many publications is the monumental four-volume Analytical Commentary on Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (Wiley-Blackwell, 1991, first two volumes co-authored with G. P. Baker), and its epilogue Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 1996). His work (with Maxwell Bennett) on cognitive neuroscience, Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (2003) and History of Cognitive Neuroscience (2008), is renowned. The first volume of his trilogy on human nature, Human Nature: the Categorial Framework, was published in 2007. Klappentext The Intellectual Powers is a philosophical investigation into the cognitive and cogitative powers of mankind. It develops a connective analysis of our powers of consciousness, intentionality, mastery of language, knowledge, belief, certainty, sensation, perception, memory, thought, and imagination, by one of Britain's leading philosophers. It is an essential guide and handbook for philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists.* The culmination of 45 years of reflection on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the nature of the human person* No other book in epistemology or philosophy of psychology provides such extensive overviews of consciousness, self-consciousness, intentionality, mastery of a language, knowledge, belief, memory, sensation and perception, thought and imagination* Illustrated with tables, tree-diagrams, and charts to provide overviews of the conceptual relationships disclosed by analysis* Written by one of Britain's best philosophical minds* A sequel to Hacker's Human Nature: The Categorial Framework* An essential guide and handbook for all who are working in philosophy of mind, epistemology, psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience Zusammenfassung The Intellectual Powers is a philosophical investigation into the cognitive and cogitative powers of mankind. It presents an overview of consciousness and self-consciousness, of intentionality and of our linguistic capacities. Inhaltsverzeichnis PrefaceIntroduction: The ProjectProlegomenaChapter 1 Consciousness as the Mark of the Mental1. Consciousness as a mark of modernity2. The genealogy of the concept of consciousness3. The analytic of consciousness4. The early modern philosophical conception of consciousness5. The dialectic of consciousness I6. The contemporary philosophical conception of consciousness7. The dialectic of consciousness II8. The illusions of self-consciousnessChapter 2 Intentionality as the Mark of the Mental1. Intentionality2. Intentional 'objects'3. The central sun: the relation of thought to reality4. The first circle: what do we believe (hope, suspect, etc.)?5. The second circle: the relation of language to reality6. The third circle: the relation of thought to language7. The fourth circle: the epistemology of intentionality8. The fifth circle: meaning and understandingChapter 3 Mastery of a Language as the Mark of a Mind1. A language-using animal2. Linguistic communication3. Knowing a language4. Meaning something5. Understanding and interpreting6. Meaning and use7. The dialectic of understanding: the 'mystery' of understanding new sentencesPart I The Cognitive and Doxastic PowersChapter 4 Knowledge1. The value of knowledge2. The grammatical groundwork3. The semantic field4. What knowledge is not5. Certainty6. Analyses of knowledge7. Knowledge and ability8. Knowing how9. What is knowledge? The role of 'know' in human discourseChapter 5 Belief1. The web of belief2. The grammatical groundwork...

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Authors P M S Hacker, P. M. S. Hacker, Pms Hacker
Publisher Wiley, John and Sons Ltd
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.08.2013
EAN 9781118651216
ISBN 978-1-118-65121-6
No. of pages 490
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Philosophy: general, reference works

Erkenntnistheorie, Psychologie, Philosophie, Kognitionswissenschaft, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy, Psychology, Epistemology, Geistesphilosophie, Cognitive Science

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