Naturalizing the mind

Fred Dretske

How can the baffling problems of phenomenal experience be accounted for? In this provocative book, Fred Dretske argues that to achieve an understanding of the mind it is not enough to understand the biological machinery by means of which the mind does its job. One must understand what the mind's job is and how this task can be performed by a physical system -- the nervous system. Naturalizing the Mind skillfully develops a representational theory of the qualitative, the phenomenal, the what-it-is-like aspects of the mind that have defied traditional forms of naturalism. Central to Dretske's approach is the claim that the phenomenal aspects of perceptual experiences are one and the same as external, real-world properties that experience represents objects as having. Combined with an evolutionary account of sensory representation, the result is a completely naturalistic account of phenomenal consciousness. * Not for sale in France or Belgium.

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  • The representational character of sense experience
  • introspection
  • qualia
  • consciousness
  • externalism and supervenience.

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書名 Naturalizing the mind
著作者等 Dretske, Fred I.
シリーズ名 The Jean Nicod lectures
出版元 MIT Press
刊行年月 c1995
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xvi, 208 p.
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0262540894
NCID BA25861912
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国