Intentionality and the Myths of the Given
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Intentionality and the Myths of the Given : Between Pragmatism and Phenomenology

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Intentionality is one of the central problems of modern philosophy. How can a thought, action or belief be about something? Sachs draws on the work of Wilfrid Sellars, C I Lewis and Maurice Merleau-Ponty to build a new theory of intentionality that solves many of the problems faced by traditional conceptions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 431g
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848935072
  • 9781848935075

Table of contents

Introduction: Why a New Account of Intentionality? 1 Intentionality and the Problem of Transcendental Friction 2 The Epistemic Given and the Semantic Given in C I Lewis 3 Discursive Intentionality and 'Nonconceptual Content' in Sellars 4 The Retreat from Nonconceptualism: Discourse and Experience in Brandom and McDowell 5 Somatic Intentionality and Habitual Normativity in Merleau-Ponty's Account of Lived Embodiment 6 The Possibilities and Problems of Bifurcated Intentionality Conclusion Appendix: Is Phenomenology Committed to the Myth of the Given?
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"Sachs has written a perceptive and well-argued book about a set of very challenging authors. If one wishes to understand the deepest issues that thread current neo-pragmatist thought, one could do no better than to pick up Sachs' book." - Steven Levine, The Philosophical Quarterly


"Sachs's Intentionality and the Myths of the Given is a worthwhile text. It provides careful and precise elucidations of Sellars's Myth. It deepens the historical context and understanding of important debates in contemporary philosophy, especially analytic philosophy - for which Sachs's contribution might be invaluable. And it joins a growing chorus of works that bring phenomenological philosophers into prominent dialogue with more widely read philosophers." - Eric Chelstrom in Phenomenological Reviews
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About Carl B Sachs

Carl B Sachs is Visiting Assistant Professor at Marymount University, where his research interests include nineteenth century continental philosophy, pragmatism, philosophy of the mind, Sellars and post-Sellarsian philosophy and the history of analytic philosophy. He has contributed many encyclopaedia and journal articles throughout his career and is the co-founder of the Wilfrid Sellars Society.
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