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Moral Foundations of Philosophy of Mind

Editors: Backström, J., Nykänen, H., Toivakainen, N., Wallgren, Th. (Eds.)

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  • Challenges the consensus that moral questions are separate to the study of the mind
  • With 12 diverse chapters drawing inspiration from a wide variety of traditions including Wittgenstein, Freud, Lacan, phenomenology and analytic philosophy
  • Presents a sustained and forceful critique of the central tenets of reductive, scientifically-minded naturalism
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This volume brings together a collection of essays that explore in a new way how unacknowledged moral concerns are integral to debates in the philosophy of mind.The radical suggestion of the book is that we can make sense of the internal dynamics and cultural significance of these debates only when we understand the moral forces that shape them.

Drawing inspiration from a variety of traditions including Wittgenstein, Lacan, phenomenology and analytic philosophy, the authors address a wide range of topics including the mind/body-problem, the problem of other minds, subjectivity and objectivity, the debates on mindreading, naturalism, reductive physicalism, representationalism and the ‘E-turn’; Dennett’s heterophenomenology, McDowell’s neo-Kantianism, Wittgenstein’s ‘private language’ considerations and his notion of an ‘attitude towards a soul’; repression, love, conscience, the difficulties of self-understanding, and the methods and aims of philosophy. 

Through a combination of detailed, immanent criticism and bold constructive work, the authors move the discussion to a new level, beyond humanistic or conservative critiques of naturalism and scientism.

About the authors

Joel Backström is a lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Finland and has published articles on moral philosophy, Wittgenstein and the philosophical significance of Freud.

Hannes Nykänen is a lecturer at the University of Helsinki, Finland and has published articles on conscience, repression, collectivity and the ethical centrality of the I-you perspective.

Niklas Toivakainen is a researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland and has published articles on moral philosophy, Wittgenstein, and on the philosophy of technology.

Thomas Wallgren is Director of The Von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18492-6
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moral Foundations of Philosophy of Mind
Editors
  • Joel Backström
  • Hannes Nykänen
  • Niklas Toivakainen
  • Thomas Wallgren
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18492-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18492-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18491-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 395
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