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Title Sensations, thoughts, language : essays in honor of Brian Loar / edited by Arthur Sullivan
Published New York : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge festschrifts in philosophy; 2
Routledge festschrifts in philosophy; 2
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I Philosophy of Language, and Relations Between Semantics and Psychology; 1 Intention Recognition as the Mechanism of Human Communication; 2 Loar, Donnellan, and Frege on Descriptions; 3 Modes of Presentation in Attitude Reports; 4 Expression-Meaning and Vagueness; 5 Limning the External Dimensions of Meaning; PART II On Content in the Philosophy of Mind; 6 Relational vs Adverbial Conceptions of Phenomenal Intentionality; 7 Phenomenal Intentionality and the Perception/Cognition Divide
8 Cognitive Phenomenology, Sensory Phenomenology, and Rationality9 Loar's Compromised Internalism; 10 Loar on Lemons: The Particularity of Perception and Singular Perceptual Content; 11 The Sense of "Looks"; PART III The Metaphysics of Intentionality and Consciousness; 12 Hard, Harder, Hardest; 13 "Phenomenal States" and the Scope of the Phenomenal Concepts Strategy; 14 Phenomenal Concepts and the First-Person Perspective; 15 The Non-Primacy of Subjective Intentionality; Contributors; Index
Summary "Brian Loar (1939-2014) was an eminent and highly respected philosopher of mind and language. He was at the forefront of several different field-defining debates between the 1970s and the 2000s-from his earliest work on reducing semantics to psychology, through debates about reference, functionalism, externalism, and the nature of intentionality, to his most enduringly influential work on the explanatory gap between consciousness and neurons. Loar is widely credited with having developed the most comprehensive functionalist account of certain aspects of the mind, and his 'phenomenal content strategy' is arguably one of the most significant developments on the ancient mind/body problem. This volume of essays honours the entirety of Loar's wide-ranging philosophical career. It features sixteen original essays from influential figures in the fields of philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, including those who worked with and were taught by Loar. The essays are divided into three thematic sections covering Loar's work in philosophy of language, especially the relations between semantics and psychology (1970s-80s), on content in the philosophy of mind (1980s-90s), and on the metaphysics of intentionality and consciousness (1990s and beyond). Taken together, this book is a fitting tribute to one of the leading minds of the latter-20th century, and a timely reflection on Loar's enduring influence on the philosophy of mind and language"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Arthur Sullivan is an Associate Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He works primarily in the Philosophy of Language, and in overlapping parts of Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Cognitive Science. He is the author of Reference and Structure (Routledge, 2013), The Constitutive A Priori (2018), and dozens of published articles
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Subject Consciousness
Intentionality (Philosophy)
Language and languages -- Philosophy
Philosophy of mind
Intentionality (Philosophy)
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
Philosophy of mind.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Loar, Brian, honouree
Sullivan, Arthur, 1970- editor
LC no. 2019031963
ISBN 1351017403