1st Edition

Phenomenology of Thinking Philosophical Investigations into the Character of Cognitive Experiences

Edited By Thiemo Breyer, Christopher Gutland Copyright 2016
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    230 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book draws connections between recent advances in analytic philosophy of mind and insights from the rich phenomenological tradition concerning the nature of thinking. By combining both analytic and continental approaches, the volume arrives at a more comprehensive understanding of the mental process of "thinking" and the experience and manipulation of objects of thought. Contributors scrutinize aspects of thinking that have a common grounding in both the phenomenological and analytic tradition: perception, language, logic, embodiment and situatedness due to individual history or current experience. This collection serves to broaden and enrich the current debate over "cognitive phenomenology," and lays the foundations for further dialogue between analytic and continental approaches to the phenomenal character of thinking.


    Thiemo Breyer, University of Cologne & Christopher Gutland, University of Freiburg 

    1. The Character of Cognitive Phenomenology

    Uriah Kriegel, Institut Jean Nicod

    2. Empty Intentions and Phenomenological Character: A Defence of Inclusivism

    Walter Hopp, Boston University  

    3. Phenomenally Thinking About This Individual

    David Woodruff Smith, University of California 

    4. Attitudinal Coginitive Phenomenology and the Horizon of Possibilities

    Marta Jorba, University of Girona 

    5. The Sense of Natural Meaning in Conscious Inference

    Anders Nes, University of Oslo 

    6. The "As-Structure" of Intentional Experience in Husserl and Heidegger 

    Maxime Doyon, Université de Montréal  

    7. The Practice of Thinking: Between Dreyfus and McDowell

    Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis 

    8. The Limits of Conceptual Thinking 

    Rudolf Bernet, Catholic University of Leuven 

    9. Non-Linguistic Thinking and Communication--Its Semantics and Some Applications 

    Dieter Lohmar, University of Cologne 

    10. What Is It to Think?

    Steven Crowell, Rice University 

    11. Moral Perception: High-Level Perception or Low-Level Intuition?

    Elijah Chudnoff, University of Miami


    Thiemo Breyer is Professor for Phenomenology and Anthropology at the University of Cologne, Germany

    Christopher Gutland is a Research Associate at the Husserl Archive and Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Freiburg, Germany

    "It is impossible to do justice to the complexities of these papers. Suffice it to say that they are invariably interesting and thought-provoking. Taken together, they present a set of ideas that will advance the understanding of cognitive phenomenology from a phenomenological perspective, and they have implications for the debate as conducted in analytic philosophy of mind."Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews