The Embodied Philosopher: Living in Pursuit of Boundary Questions

The Embodied Philosopher: Living in Pursuit of Boundary Questions

by Konrad Werner
The Embodied Philosopher: Living in Pursuit of Boundary Questions

The Embodied Philosopher: Living in Pursuit of Boundary Questions

by Konrad Werner

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The book is the first formulation of a meta-philosophical scheme rooted in the embodied cognition paradigm. The latter views subjects capable of cognition and experience as living, embodied creatures coupled with their environments. On the other hand, the emergence of experimental philosophy has given rise to a new context in which philosophers have begun to search for a more thorough definition of philosophical competence. The time is ripe for these two trends to join their efforts. Therefore, the book discusses what it means for a human being thought of as a living subject to pursue philosophy. In this context, in contrast to the existing literature, philosophical competence must not be conflated with competence in philosophy. The former is a skill or attitude. The book refers to this peculiar attitude as the recognition of one’s epistemic position.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030799663
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2021
Series: New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Edition description: 1st ed. 2022
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Konrad Werner works as adjunct professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland. His interests span general ontology as well as applied ontologies in such areas as theoretical biology, cognitive science and the social sciences (especially economics). He is interested in the ontological foundations of the embodied mind paradigm and enactivism. His works have been published in Synthese,Topoi, Adaptive Behavior, Philosophia, Philosophical Papers, Constructivist Foundations, among other places.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Philosophizing as a peculiar pursuit
2. Questioning the comparability of (philosophical) beliefs
3. Erotetic intuition: towards a logic of questions, and beyond
4. Philosophy as recognition: Thinking from inside the cave.
5.The Embodied Philosopher.
6. Epilogue: Spandrels and philosophy.

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“In The Embodied Philosopher, Konrad Werner courageously blazes a new trail in metaphilosophy. His approach is bottom-up and seeks to clear up our confusion over the role that intuitions play in philosophical argumentation. In this groundbreaking work, the reader takes delivery of not only how to contend with deep philosophical problems but how to generate the right sort of questions to ask for one to be “doing” philosophy. Anyone from undergraduate to specialist with an interest in metaphilosophy will benefit from Werner’s discussion.”

Joseph Ulatowski, University of Waikato, New Zealand

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