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.
"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
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
Routledge Research in Phenomenology publishes volumes that relate phenomenological arguments and ideas to a broader range of current philosophical problems. It also offers more historically informed studies of themes and figures from the phenomenological tradition, with the aim to be a rich resource of new ideas and approaches that promise to enliven contemporary debates. Clearly written and rigorously argued, these books ensure accessibility to a broad philosophical audience and to theorists working in other disciplines.