By Uwe Meixner
The phenomenological method of the philosophy of brain, as inaugurated through Brentano and labored out in a truly subtle manner via Husserl, has been significantly criticized via 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: greatly dualistic/idealistic) perception of the brain. The publication examines this feedback intimately, the writings of Wittgenstein, Ryle, Hacker, Dennett, and different authors, reconstructing their arguments, and stating the place they fall wanting their objective. In protecting Husserl opposed to his Wittgensteinian critics, the publication additionally deals a complete clean view of phenomenology as a philosophy of brain. particularly, Husserl’s non-representationalist conception of intentionality is thoroughly defined in its numerous points and elucidated additionally with admire to its improvement, bearing in mind writings from numerous classes of Husserl’s occupation. final yet no longer least, the publication exhibits Wittgensteinianism to be one of many potent roots of the present-day hegemony of physicalism.
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Defending Husserl: A Plea in the Case of Wittgenstein & Company versus Phenomenology (Philosophische Analyse / Philosophical Analysis) by Uwe Meixner