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Philosophy in the flesh

Donald Brady

Philosophy in the flesh

a reader

by Donald Brady

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Published by MSS Information Corp. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion.,
  • Ethics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Donald Brady.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL29 .B7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination149 p. ;
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5065909M
    ISBN 10084220492X
    LC Control Number74032419
    OCLC/WorldCa1174534

    The Kantian person, capable of moral action according to the dictates of a universal reason, does not exist. People seldom engage in a form of economic reason that could maximize utility. These constitute what we have called primary metaphors. In the same chapter, they continue with ordinary language philosophy Strawson, Austin, and the later Wittgensteinwhich they consider to be based on the same metaphors. In working through the details of his early theory, I found quite a few cases where semanticscontext, and other such factors entered into rules governing the syntactic occurrences of phrases and morphemes. The self is figured through the projection of inferences from a variety of source domains, giving rise to contradictory conceptions.

    Was Kant in his moral reasoning held prisoner to the logic of his source domains, such as that of the strict father? It has been shown empirically that:Most thought is unconscious. Chapter 1: Who Are We? Most of the central themes of the Western philosophical tradition are called into question by these findings.

    What point about the mainstream Western philosophical tradition do LJ make on pp. Mind is embodied. What is literal in our reasoning about such concepts is minimal and conceptually impoverished. This is a relativist and skeptical vision, yet it is a skepticism that does not run away with itself. Without empirical confirmation, these facts about the mind did not find their way into the philosophical mainstream. There is no a priori, purely philosophical basis for a universal concept of morality and no transcendent, universal pure reason that could give rise to universal moral laws.


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What is morality? People do not notice these metaphors for various reasons, including that some metaphors become 'dead' in the sense that we no longer recognize their origin.

Moral Politicsrevisited in gives book-length consideration to the conceptual metaphors that Lakoff sees as present in the minds of American " liberals " and " conservatives ".

Are universal conceptual metaphors learned or innate? Why are many primary metaphors found around the world in many cultures? Behavioral and Brain Science Part two outlines the perspective of cognitive science on basic philosophical ideas such as time, causation, the mind, the self, and morality.

This is what he means when he says [9] that falsifiability itself can never be established by any reasonable method that would not rely ultimately on a shared human bias. Third, you have to apply that method to previous philosophies to understand what they are about and what makes them hang together.

According to cognitivism, the mind is a kind of digital device that stores and manipulates representations through syntactical procedures. Still, there are potentially serious weaknesses. Then what does? Finally, they take on two major issues of twentieth-century philosopy: how we conceive rationality, and how we conceive language.

He maintained that plants have a psyche that is limited to the nutritive function, sponges to the first three functions, worms to the first four, and the higher nonhuman animals to the first five. DNA is the foundation for all of them, but it encodes information of far greater complexity than any computer program ever conceived.

The Kantian person, capable of moral action according to the dictates of a universal reason, does not exist. It is a weakness of the book that it does not more broadly tap into the large body of research into basic concepts, such as Spelke and Hermer's work on object perception, [1] Wynn's on numeracy, [2] and Hatano and Inagaki's on natural kinds, [3] to name a few examples from a large and vital field of research.

Abstract concepts are mostly metaphorical. The same neural and cognitive mechanisms that allow us to perceive and move around also create our conceptual systems and modes of reason. What does this hide? Next, the authors generalize this notion to include metacognitive projections from perceptual representations to abstract concepts.

What kinds of connections are essential to conceptual metaphor? Which is your favourite metaphor for the mind? Lakoff makes an attempt to keep his personal views confined to the last third of the book, where he explicitly argues for the superiority of the liberal vision.

Projection of this kind allow us to conceptualize abstract concepts on the basis of inferential patterns used in sensorimotor processes that are directly tied to the body.

For, in its defence, it is "far the best theory of cognition that we've got; indeed, the only one we've got that's worth the bother of a serious discussion" Fodor What do LJ mean when they say that we use spatial-relations concepts unconsciously and impose them on our experience, for instance, in perceiving a butterfly in a garden?

Evolution provides the pragmatic link that makes this construction non-destructive: truth is what works for us, because we are human beings living on this planet Earth. Johnson cited the model-theoretic semantics by Kripke and Montague as a definition of meaning that only an omniscient God could use.

After first describing the philosophical stance that must follow from taking cognitive science seriously, they re-examine the basic concepts of the mind, time, causation, morality, and the self: then they rethink a host of philosophical traditions, from the classical Greeks through Kantian morality through modern analytic philosopy.

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