Perspectives on Mind H R Otto

ISBN: 9789401082907

Published: November 4th 2011

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420 pages


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Perspectives on Mind  by  H R Otto

Perspectives on Mind by H R Otto
November 4th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 420 pages | ISBN: 9789401082907 | 4.54 Mb

Phenomenology and analytic philosophy have skirmished often, but seldom in ways conducive to dialectical progress. Generally, the skirmishes seem more political than philosophical, as when one side ridicules the methods of the other or criticizesMorePhenomenology and analytic philosophy have skirmished often, but seldom in ways conducive to dialectical progress. Generally, the skirmishes seem more political than philosophical, as when one side ridicules the methods of the other or criticizes the viability of the others issues and assump tions.

Analytic interest in third person objectivity is often spurned by Continental philosophers as being unduly abstract. Continental interest in first person subjectivity is often criticized by analysts as being muddled and imprecise. Logical analysis confronts the power of metaphor and judges it too ambiguous for rigorous philosophical activity. The language of metaphor confronts the power of logical analysis and deems it too restric tive for describing the nature and structures of authentic human exper ience.

But are the two approaches really incompatible? Perhaps because each side of the divide has been working at problems largely uninteresting to the opposition it has been easy to ignore or underestimate the importance of this issue. But now each side is being led into a common field of problems associated with the nature of mind, and there is a new urgency to the need for examining carefully the question of conceptual compatibility and the potential for dialogue.

Analytic thinkers are typically in the business of concept clarification and objective certi fication. Continental philosophers employ introspection in the interest of a project of description and classification that aims to be true to the full subtlety and complexity of the human condition.



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