The Life of the Mind

The Life of the Mind

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The Life of the Mind presents an original and striking conception of the mind and its place in nature. In a spirited and rigorous attack on most of the orthodox positions in contemporary philosophy of mind, McCulloch connects three of the orthodoxy's central themes - externalism, phenomenology and the relation between science and common-sense psychology - in a defence of a throughly anti-Cartesian conception of mental life. McCulloch argues that the life of the mind will never be understood until we properly understand the subject's essential embodiment and immersion in the world, until we give up the idea that intentionality and phenomenology must be understood separately. The product of over twenty years' thinking on these issues, McCulloch's book is a bold and significant contribution to philosophy.An Essay on Phenomenological Externalism Gregory McCulloch. it seems that the only ... of conscious life at all. In other words, my aim is to loosen significantly the appeal of the very natural thought that for all I can tell maybe Ia#39;m a vat-brain.


Title:The Life of the Mind
Author: Gregory McCulloch
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-07-08
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