By Uwe Meixner

The phenomenological method of the philosophy of brain, as inaugurated through Brentano and labored out in a really subtle means by means of Husserl, has been critically criticized through philosophers in the Wittgensteinian culture and, implicitly, by means of Wittgenstein himself. Their feedback is, within the epistemological regard, directed opposed to introspectionism, and within the ontological regard, opposed to an internalist and qualia-friendly, non-functionalist (or: widely dualistic/idealistic) perception of the brain. The booklet examines this feedback intimately, the writings of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Hacker, Dennett, and different authors, reconstructing their arguments, and mentioning the place they fall wanting their target. In protecting Husserl opposed to his Wittgensteinian critics, the publication additionally bargains a accomplished clean view of phenomenology as a philosophy of brain. specifically, Husserl’s non-representationalist idea of intentionality is punctiliously defined in its quite a few elements and elucidated additionally with recognize to its improvement, bearing in mind writings from a number of sessions of Husserl’s occupation. final yet no longer least, the booklet indicates Wittgensteinianism to be one of many potent roots of the present-day hegemony of physicalism.

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