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Tales of the Mighty Dead

Historical Essays in the Metaphysics of Intentionality

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$85.00 • £68.95 • €76.50

ISBN 9780674009035

Publication Date: 11/01/2002


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Introduction: Five Conceptions of Rationality
  • One. Talking with a Tradition
    • 1. Contexts
      • I. Kant and the Shift from Epistemology to Semantics
      • II. Descartes and the Shift from Resemblance to Representation
      • III. Rationalism and Functionalism
      • IV. Rationalism and Inferentialism
      • V. Hegel and Pragmatism
    • 2. Texts
      • I. Spinoza
      • II. Leibniz
      • III. Hegel
      • IV. Frege
      • V. Heidegger
      • VI. Sellars
    • 3. Pretexts
      • I. Methodology: The Challenge
      • II. Hermeneutic Platitudes
      • III. De dicto Specifications of Conceptual Content
      • IV. De re Specifications of Conceptual Content
      • V. Tradition and Dialogue
      • VI. Reconstructive Metaphysics
  • Two. Historical Essays
    • 4. Adequacy and the Individuation of Ideas in Spinoza’s Ethics
      • I. Ideas Do Not Represent Their Correlated Bodily Objects
      • II. The Individuation of Objects
      • III. The Individuation of Ideas
      • IV. Scientia intuitiva
      • V. A Proposal about Representation
      • VI. Conatus
      • VII. Ideas of Ideas
    • 5. Leibniz and Degrees of Perception
      • I. Distinctness of Perception and Distinctness of Ideas
      • II. A Theory: Expression and Inference
    • 6. Holism and Idealism in Hegel’s Phenomenology
      • I. Introduction
      • II. The Problem: Understanding the Determinateness of the Objective World
      • III. Holism
      • IV. Conceptual Difficulties of Strong Holism
      • V. A Bad Argument
      • VI. Objective Relations and Subjective Processes
      • VII. Sense Dependence, Reference Dependence, and Objective Idealism
      • VIII. Beyond Strong Holism: A Model
      • IX. Traversing the Moments: Dialectical Understanding
      • X. Conclusion
    • 7. Some Pragmatist Themes in Hegel’s Idealism
      • I. Instituting and Applying Determinate Conceptual Norms
      • II. Self-Conscious Selves
      • III. Modeling Concepts on Selves: The Social and Inferential Dimensions
      • IV. Modeling Concepts on Selves: The Historical Dimension
    • 8. Frege’s Technical Concepts
      • I. Bell on Sense and Reference
      • II. Sluga on the Development of Frege’s Thought
      • III. Frege’s Argument
    • 9. The Significance of Complex Numbers for Frege’s Philosophy of Mathematics
      • I. Logicism and Platonism
      • II. Singular Terms and Complex Numbers
      • III. The Argument
      • IV. Other Problems
      • V. Possible Responses
      • VI. Categorically and Hypothetically Specifiable Objects
      • VII. Conclusion
    • 10. Heidegger’s Categories in Sein und Zeit
      • I. Fundamental Ontology
      • II. Zuhandenheit and Practice
      • III. Mitdasein
      • IV. Vorhandenheit and Assertion
    • 11. Dasein, the Being That Thematizes
      • I. Background
      • II. Direct Arguments for Dasein’s Having Sprache
      • III. No Dasein without Rede
      • IV. Rede and Gerede
      • V. Falling: Gerede, Neugier, Zweideutigkeit
    • 12. The Centrality of Sellars’s Two-Ply Account of Observation to the Arguments of “Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind”
      • I. Sellars’s Two-Ply Account of Observation
      • II. ‘Looks’ Talk and Sellars’s Diagnosis of the Cartesian Hypostatization of Appearances
      • III. Two Confirmations of the Analysis of ‘Looks’ Talk in Terms of the Two-Ply Account of Observation
      • IV. A Rationalist Account of the Acquisition of Empirical Concepts
      • V. Giving Theoretical Concepts an Observational Use
      • VI. Conclusion: On the Relation between the Two Components
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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