An Aconceptual View of Mind and World

Selberg, Anna-Karin (2002) An Aconceptual View of Mind and World. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 228-230.

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In Mind and World (1994/1996), John McDowell
follows Donald Davidson in claiming that the world is a
conceptually laden structure. A (conceptual) language and
tradition constitutes the world, and our (conceptual)
"openness to the world� (ibid, p.155). This means that the
condition for access to the world is a clear subject – object
split, and a clear split between content and the way the
content is presented. With this view as the basis he
criticizes the idea of a non-conceptual1 experience and
non-conceptual content, starting from the demand that
(conceptual) thinking must be constrained by, and
rationally answerable to the empirical world (ibid p.xii).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conceptual theory; Heidegger, M.; McDowell, J.; Merleau-Ponty, M.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Wolfgang Heuer
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 14:28
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 14:28

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