By Uwe Meixner
The phenomenological method of the philosophy of brain, as inaugurated through Brentano and labored out in a really subtle method by way of Husserl, has been critically criticized by means of philosophers in the Wittgensteinian culture and, implicitly, through Wittgenstein himself. Their feedback is, within the epistemological regard, directed opposed to introspectionism, and within the ontological regard, opposed to an internalist and qualia-friendly, non-functionalist (or: greatly dualistic/idealistic) perception of the brain. The ebook examines this feedback intimately, the writings of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Hacker, Dennett, and different authors, reconstructing their arguments, and stating the place they fall wanting their target. In protecting Husserl opposed to his Wittgensteinian critics, the publication additionally deals a accomplished clean view of phenomenology as a philosophy of brain. specifically, Husserl’s non-representationalist concept of intentionality is punctiliously defined in its a number of elements and elucidated additionally with recognize to its improvement, making an allowance for writings from a number of classes of Husserl’s profession. final yet no longer least, the booklet indicates Wittgensteinianism to be one of many powerful roots of the present-day hegemony of physicalism.
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Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & Company versus Phenomenology (Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis) by Uwe Meixner