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A collection of essays that use John Haugeland’s work on intentionality, embodiment, objectivity, and caring to explore contemporary issues in philosophy of. Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea [John Haugeland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Machines who think―how utterly preposterous. Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea by John Haugeland () Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind by John Haugeland (

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Discourse is not about expressing representations at all, but is rather a way of pointing the listener to something in the world that “may already have been available and uncovered, in the sense that our shared public interpretation gives it salience and significance” In defense of Haugeland’s argument against this sort of epistemological positivism, Lance refers to his work done with Rebecca Kukla on ostensive speech acts, which she touches upon in her chapter. This all leads to some important and interesting implications.

Can we say that recordings exhibit intentionality in some sense? That is not to say that we should reject out of hand any empirical results that are not compatible with scientific laws, but that rather our first impulse should be to investigate why these results are anomalous a bad experimental set-up, miscalculation in the data analysis, etc. In stock on January 10, Science Logic and Mathematics. As we have already seen in Crowell’s essay, this is an important haugealnd for Haugeland.

It is “about” the world in haugelxnd sense, since it involves engaging with the world around us in such a way as to yield facts about this haugelad, but is not itself a fact that can be laid out in propositional form. Low to High Price: Haugeland maintains that this sort of understanding need not be articulable in propositional form. In particular, he explicates Haugeland’s view that a “first-person involvement” or “existential commitment” is a necessary condition for the intelligibility of entities in the world.


In this sort of existential death, we are forced to abandon those of our practices that no longer allow us to experience entities as they are, so that we can open ourselves again to encounter entities on their own terms. Due to considerations of length, I have decided to take primarily a descriptive approach in this review, foregoing more fine-grained evaluation and analysis of the nuances joun the articles.

Otherwise, there would be an unbridgeable gap between the non-conceptual content of the manifold of sensations and the ahugeland propositions that we form about the world. Philosophy of mind cognitive science phenomenology Heidegger.

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Instead, I will limit myself to some brief, general evaluative comments at the beginning. Haugeland studied at Harvey Mudd Collegewhere he obtained a B.

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I readily admit that I found myself wanting with regard to background knowledge while going through this volume, but even though I am sure that I did not always appreciate the full import of the argument being made in a given chapter, I do feel that I was able to get something out of every chapter. I am not sure that the middle two sections of the book hang together as well thematically as the first and last sections do, but I know it is hard for collections of essays of this sort to have a perfect thematic structure and do not take this as a serious drawback.

Learn more at Author Central. Crombag – – Artificial Intelligence and Law 2 1: He defines positivism as the view that “reality is ‘exhausted’ by the facts — that is, by the true propositions,” and expands on this by adding, “this needn’t mean that there are no things, properties, or relations, but only that these are intelligible only as constituents of true propositions” This know-how cannot itself be reduced to propositional form.


Other animals might very well desire things encountered in the environment that they perceive as beneficial for them. Blattner proposes to answer this question by introducing the idea of role specification. Making the Right Identification in the Turing Test. HarrisburgIllinoisUSA.

In other words, it is not the case that we merely construct any meaning to be found and project it upon the world; nor is it the case that we passively receive meaning written into the world around us. Provide feedback about this page. And Turing Said So. While this topical breadth could make the volume feel disjointed, I think it works in this case, since all of the chapters are grounded in Haugeland’s thought, which often seems to exist precisely on the borders of these different areas of philosophical research.

William Blattner takes up the issue of individual identity or “mineness,” in the Heideggerian lingo. Responding to Haugeland’s counter-example of scientific know-how, McDowell maintains that this sort of know-how can be put in propositional form, even if it does not rely on an explicit understanding of relevant concepts. History of Western Philosophy.

Similarly, there has been the traditional problem with thinking of truth as correspondence between a proposition or mental representation and the relevant object.