The Phenomenological Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

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Routledge, 2008 - Philosophy - 244 pages

The Phenomenological Mindis the first book to properly introduce fundamental questions about the mind from the perspective of phenomenology. Key questions and topics covered include:

  • What is phenomenology?
  • naturalizing phenomenology and the empirical cognitive sciences
  • phenomenology and consciousness
  • consciousness and self-consciousness, including perception and action
  • time and consciousness, including William James, Edmund Husserl and temporal disorders in psychopathology
  • intentionality
  • the embodied mind
  • action
  • knowledge of other minds
  • situated and extended minds
  • phenomenology and personal identity.

Interesting and important examples are used throughout, including phantom limb syndrome, blindsight and self-disorders in schizophrenia, making the Phenomenological Mindan ideal introduction to key concepts in phenomenology, cognitive science and philosophy of mind.

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About the author (2008)

Shaun Gallagher is Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Central Florida and Research Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the author of How the Body Shapes the Mind (2005) and co-editor of Does Consciousness Cause Behavior? An Investigation of the Nature of Volition (2006).

Dan Zahavi is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Subjectivity and Selfhood (2006) and Husserl's Phenomenology (2003).

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