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Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology
Conceptual and Empirical Approaches

ISBN 9780815371960
Published November 28, 2017 by Routledge
334 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume identifies and develops how philosophy of mind and phenomenology interact in both conceptual and empirically-informed ways. The objective is to demonstrate that phenomenology, as the first-personal study of the contents and structures of our mentality, can provide us with insights into the understanding of the mind and can complement strictly analytical or empirically informed approaches to the study of the mind. Insofar as phenomenology, as the study or science of phenomena, allows the mind to appear, this collection shows how the mind can reappear through a constructive dialogue between different ways—phenomenological, analytical, and empirical—of understanding mentality.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Section I: Introspection and Phenomenal Consciousness  1. Cognitive Phenomenology David Woodruff Smith  2. For-me-ness: What It Is and What It Is Not Dan Zahavi and Uriah Kriegel  Section II: Embodiment and Sociality  3. Lived Body, Intercorporeality, Intersubjectivity: The Body as a Phenomenological Theme Dermot Moran  4. The Body and Its Image in the Clinical Encounter Dorothée Legrand  5. Merleau-Ponty: Actions, Habits, and Skilled Expertise Komarine Romdenh-Romluc  6. The Minds of Others Shaun Gallagher  Section III: Self-Awareness and Knowledge  7. Interoception and Self-Awareness: An Exploration in Interoceptive Phenomenology  Daniel O. Dahlstrom  8. Knowing One’s Own Desires  Jonathan Webber  9. Phenomenal Conservatism and the Principle of All Principles Walter Hopp  Section IV: Perception and Dreams  10. Hearing, Seeing, and Music in the Middle Dan Lloyd  11. Eyes Wide Shut: Sartre’s Phenomenology of Dreaming Nicolas de Warren  Section V: Affectivity  12. Defending a Heideggerian Account of Mood Lauren Freeman  13. The Significance of Boredom: A Sartrean Reading Andreas Elpidorou  Section VI: Naturalism and Cognition  14. Prospects for a Naturalized Phenomenology Jeffrey Yoshimi  15. Bringing Philosophy Back: 4e Cognition and the Argument from Phenomenology Mark Rowlands

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Daniel O. Dahlstrom is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Boston University, USA.

Andreas Elpidorou is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville, USA.

Walter Hopp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Boston University, USA.


"This volume on the philosophy of mind is stimulating. It will give readers with an interest in philosophy of mind a lot of ideas to consider. The volume as a whole makes a compelling case for integrating more phenomenology into mainstream work on the mind and cognitive science." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"The book comprises essays by an impressive list of scholars and experts in phenomenology, both young and more established, male and female. The overall quality of the papers is very good, and the book offers a broad and rich portrait of some of the current research trends in the field ... I recommend the book to anyone with an interest in philosophy of mind, especially those approaching the topic from a phenomenological perspective." --Husserl Studies

"By bringing together phenomenology, analytic philosophy of mind, and recent empirical approaches to the mind, this text is eminently designed to address pressing questions in the philosophy of mind in a systematic manner. I recommend it unhesitantly to scholars working in the philosophical arena, particularly those who harbor interests in philosophy of mind." --Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology

"This is a volume that assembles a group of internationally leading scholars to pursue the intersections between the traditions of phenomenology and philosophy of mind; these intersections, although they have largely been passed over so far, appear to be crucial to the continued development of both traditions in their inquiries into the mind and its structure in the twenty-first century." --Paul Livingston, University of New Mexico, USA