Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind

Intentionality An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind Although third in sequence this work provides the philosophical foundations for the author s

  • Title: Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind
  • Author: John Rogers Searle
  • ISBN: 9780521273022
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although third in sequence, this work provides the philosophical foundations for the author s

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    1. Probably one of the most comprehensive overviews of Searle's view on mind and language and the relationship between the two. It does not go into Searle's views on the relationship between facts and assertions (on the one hand) or beliefs and society (on the other) and so it is not totally inclusive of Searle's broad philosophical views. Still, it is pretty substantial.There are a number of challenges with reading the book, which is that Searle is not particularly clear with regard to where he st [...]

    2. I think this man is fundamentally misguided in everything he writes and teaches. He tries to make common sense into philosophy, and while it is not convincing, it is kind of fun to read to see how wrong he can be. This book is probably the best because it is one of his earliest, and sets out the tenets of this thought. Almost every other book of his after this reiterates this theory in one way or another.

    3. I really don't feel like writing a long, serious review right now (and I probably won't later either) so I will just write something short about my general impressions and compare Searle's treatment of intentionality with that found in Dennett's "The Intentional Stance" which I recently finished reading.In short, Dennett displays a rigid analytical ability with which Searle is too impatient to bother. Whereas Dennett treats seriously the question of the reality of intentional states, Searle see [...]

    4. Professor John Searle was my college philosophy professor. I can't say enough good things about him. He was an excellent lecturer who made philosophy come alive for his students; we were always spell-bound during his lectures (with our eyes open, even!). He challenged us to think & analyze the philosophical concepts of the past, as well as the present. His lectures included his famous "Chinese Room" argument against the concept of "strong artificial intelligence," e.g. computers can be creat [...]

    5. For me, this turned out to be a very technical exploration of the philosophical theory underlying the author's position on other issues depending on the mind-body problem as it appears in the twenty-first century.I suppose the difficult question it leaves me with is this: are we getting closer to the truth with philosophical probing s of this sort or building up more castles in the air?There was a great dear of stimulating thought here. John Searle is undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of our [...]

    6. An important book in the philosophy of mind. I might add more to this "review", but I'll just mention that chapter 2 "intentionality and perception" is greatly added on in his recent 2015 book on the philosophy of perception.

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