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Articulating and understanding the phenomenological manifesto

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Abstract


  • In the mid-nineties, Routledge brought out The Mechanical Mind. Authored by Tim Crane, this was a readable introduction, overview and rationale for approaching the philosophy of mind from a particular outlook. Specifically, it identified and defended the core and foundational assumptions that inform mainstream analytic philosophy of mind. The book advanced a kind of ‘ideological argument’ in that its author recognized that attraction to its central idea “depends on accepting a certain picture of the world; the mechanical/causal world picture. This picture sees the whole of nature as obeying certain general causal laws – the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, etc. – and it holds that psychology too has its laws, and that the mind fits into the causal order”.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2008). Articulating and understanding the phenomenological manifesto. Abstracta, 4 (s2), 10-19.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1784&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/779

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 10

End Page


  • 19

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • s2

Place Of Publication


  • http://abstracta.oa.hhu.de/index.php/abstracta/issue/view/23

Abstract


  • In the mid-nineties, Routledge brought out The Mechanical Mind. Authored by Tim Crane, this was a readable introduction, overview and rationale for approaching the philosophy of mind from a particular outlook. Specifically, it identified and defended the core and foundational assumptions that inform mainstream analytic philosophy of mind. The book advanced a kind of ‘ideological argument’ in that its author recognized that attraction to its central idea “depends on accepting a certain picture of the world; the mechanical/causal world picture. This picture sees the whole of nature as obeying certain general causal laws – the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, etc. – and it holds that psychology too has its laws, and that the mind fits into the causal order”.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2008). Articulating and understanding the phenomenological manifesto. Abstracta, 4 (s2), 10-19.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1784&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/779

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 10

End Page


  • 19

Volume


  • 4

Issue


  • s2

Place Of Publication


  • http://abstracta.oa.hhu.de/index.php/abstracta/issue/view/23