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At least since Descartes philosophers have been interested in the special knowledge or authority that we exhibit when we speak about our own thoughts attitudes and feelings Expression and the Inner contends that even the best work in contemporary philosophy of mind fails to account for this sort of knowledge or authority because it does not pay the right sort of attention to the notion of expression Following what he takes to be a widely misunderstood suggestion of Wittgensteins Finkelstein argues that we can make sense of selfknowledge and firstperson authority only by coming to see the ways in which a selfascription of say happiness a persons saying or thinking Im happy this morning may be akin to a smileakin that is to an expression of happiness In so doing Finkelstein contrasts his own reading of Wittgensteins philosophy of mind with influential readings set out by John McDowell and Crispin Wright By the final chapter of this lucid work whats at stake is not only how to understand selfknowledge and firstperson authority but also what it is that distinguishes conscious from unconscious psychological states what the mental life of a nonlinguistic animal has in common with our sort of mental life and how to think about Wittgensteins legacy to the philosophy of mind This book is an important contribution to a group of problems which have a central place in philosophy of mind Here I am taking philosophy of mind in a broad sense Finkelsteins book and the problems he discusses have implications for philosophy of language metaphysics and epistemology The book is written with intelligence and verve Very few works in philosophy have anything describable as
arrative tension but Finkelsteins certainly does He draws the reader into the problems he is attempting to solve with the skill of a writer of detective stories he leads his readers down paths that appear inviting only then to demonstrate why the apparent solutions on offer down those paths won do and his arguments for the solution he himself offers at the end have the force and the place in the book of the denouement of a good thriller nbspnbspnbspCora Diamond Professor of Philosophy University of VirginiaThis is an excellent product of philosophical reflection nbspnbspnbspJennifer Hornsby Professor of Philosophy University of LondonWhat begins as a discussion of a somewhat suburban issue in the philosophy of mind8212the problem of firstperson authority8212turns out to have surprisingly farreaching implications Expression and the Inner brings out the fatefulness of a host of deeply entrenched assumptions about a wide range of philosophical topics8212topics such as what it takes to understand an utterance or to read a facial expression the relation between sentience and sapience the nature of psychoanalytic discovery and the character of an animals mental life Finkelstein shows that making sense of firstperson authority requires that one give up these assumptions and that doing so transforms the entire landscape of philosophy of mind in a dramatically illuminating way Many of the books central arguments draw upon Wittgensteins writings It is a strange feature of contemporary philosophy of mind that Wittgenstein is usually taken to have been among the most significant philosophers of the twentieth century and much of his writing concerns philosophy of mind yet we have no good understanding of what the importance of his work for philosophy of mind really is This book is a major contribution to filling that gap In the scope of its reach the extent of its ambition the thoroughness of its conception and the elegance of its presentation it is an exemplary piece of philosophy nbspnbspnbspJames Conant Professor of Philosophy University of ChicagoThis delightful book takes the reader on an entertaining tour of some of the key issues in the philosophy of mind and language while offering an appealing new account of self knowledge and consciousness I loved this book nbspnbspnbspMartha J Farah Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience University of Pennsylvania
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  • Dział: Literatura obcojęzyczna
  • Wydawnictwo: Bellavite
  • Oprawa: miękka
  • ISBN: 978-0-674-01156-4
  • Wprowadzono: 24.06.2008

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