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Naturalizing the mind

Responsibility Fred Dretske
Series The Jean Nicod lectures / François Recanati, editor ; 1994
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Year c1995
Language English
Size xvi, 208 p. ; 21 cm
Abstract How can the baffling problems of phenomenal experience be accounted for? In this provocative book, Fred Dretske argues that to achieve an understanding of the mind it is not enough to understand the b...ological machinery by means of which the mind does its job. One must understand what the mind's job is and how this task can be performed by a physical system--the nervous system. Naturalizing the Mind skillfully develops a representational theory of the qualitative, the phenomenal, the what-it-is-like aspects of the mind that have defied traditional forms of naturalism. Central to Dretske's approach is the claim that the phenomenal aspects of perceptual experiences are one and the same as external, real-world properties that experience represents objects as having. Combined with an evolutionary account of sensory representation, the result is a completely naturalistic account of phenomenal consciousness. * Not for sale in France or Belgium
How can the baffling problems of phenomenal experience be accounted for? In this provocative book, Fred Dretske argues that to achieve an understanding of the mind it is not enough to understand the biological machinery by means of which the mind does its job. One must understand what the mind's job is and how this task can be performed by a physical system--the nervous system. Naturalizing the Mind skillfully develops a representational theory of the qualitative, the phenomenal, the what-it-is-like aspects of the mind that have defied traditional forms of naturalism. Central to Dretske's approach is the claim that the phenomenal aspects of perceptual experiences are one and the same as external, real-world properties that experience represents objects as having. Combined with an evolutionary account of sensory representation, the result is a completely naturalistic account of phenomenal consciousness. * Not for sale in France or Belgium
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Central Library ASRS 068052195020420 認知心理/D 91/NA 1995

Bibliographic details

Notes Bibliography: p. [189]-203
Includes index
"A Bradford book"
Authors *Dretske, Fred I., 1932-
Subjects LCSH:Philosophy of mind
Classification NDC8:114.2
LCC:BD418.3
DC20:128/.2
ID 1000340361
ISBN 0262041499
NCID BA25861912
Vol ISBN:0262041499
: pbk ; ISBN:0262540894
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.11

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