Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science: Essays in Honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus

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Hubert L. Dreyfus's engagement with other thinkers has always been driven by his desire to understand certain basic questions about ourselves and our world.

The philosophers on whom his teaching and research have focused are those whose work seems to him to make a difference to the world. The essays in this volume reflect this desire to "make a difference"—not just in the world of academic philosophy,but in the broader world.Dreyfus has helped to create a culture of ...

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Overview

Hubert L. Dreyfus's engagement with other thinkers has always been driven by his desire to understand certain basic questions about ourselves and our world.

The philosophers on whom his teaching and research have focused are those whose work seems to him to make a difference to the world. The essays in this volume reflect this desire to "make a difference"—not just in the world of academic philosophy,but in the broader world.Dreyfus has helped to create a culture of reflection—of questioning the deep premises that inform and shape work in artificial intelligence and cognitive science. He has also been the primary introducer and interpreter of Martin Heidegger's work to the world of information technology. The essays in this volume represent the fruitful application of deep philosophical analysis to the concerns of our modern technological world.The sections are Coping and Intentionality; Computers and Cognitive Science; and "Applied Heidegger." In addition to cognitive science and artificial intelligence, topics include everyday skills, religion, business practices, and medical care. The book concludes with Dreyfus's responses to the essays.Contributors : Daniel Andler, Patricia Benner,Albert Borgmann, Harry Collins, George Downing, Fernando Flores, Sean Kelly, Joseph Rouse, Theodore R. Schatzki, John Searle, Robert C. Solomon, Charles Spinosa, David Stern, Charles Taylor, Terry Winograd, Mark Wrathall.

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Mark Wrathall is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

Jeff Malpas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania. He is the author of Heidegger's Topology: Being, Place, World (MIT Press,2007).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Must We Be Inauthentic? 13
The Significance of Authenticity 29
Truth and Finitude: Heidegger's Transcendental Existentialism 43
Philosophy and Authenticity: Heidegger's Search for a Ground for Philosophizing 79
Kierkegaard's Present Age and Ours 105
The End of Authentic Selfhood in the Postmodern Age? 123
"The End of Metaphysics" and "A New Beginning" 149
Nietzsche and the "Masters of Truth": The Pre-Socratics and Christ 165
What Is Dwelling? The Homelessness of Modernity and the Worlding of the World 187
Uncovering the Space of Disclosedness: Heidegger, Technology, and the Problem of Spatiality in Being and Time 205
The Primacy of Practice and Assertoric Truth: Dewey and Heidegger 231
Absorbed Coping, Husserl and Heidegger 251
Proofs and Presuppositions: Heidegger, Searle, and the "Reality" of the "External" World 259
Intending the Intender (Or, Why Heidegger Isn't Davidson) 279
Responses 305
Notes 343
References 385
Contributors 397
Index 399
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