Rationality in Greek Thought by Michael Frede, Gisela Striker

By Michael Frede, Gisela Striker

This ebook, a suite of specifically written essays by means of prime overseas students, reexamines historic principles of cause and rationality. the appliance of fixing notions of rationality down the a long time has resulted in constant misinterpretation of normal historic philosophical texts: the prestigious individuals right here redress the stability, clarifying how the good thinkers of antiquity themselves conceived of rationality.

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This leads us to the second problem. The second problem, in fact, is even more radical. Unlike the first one, it does not simply require further articulation of enaction theory to match the diversity of our cognitive tasks: at stake is the very theoretical foundation of sense-making theory. Just because enactivism defines cognition as sense-making (a unique adaptive process that is both necessary and sufficient for our mind to cognize objects of perception and intellection), the recognition of the crucial role played by nonsense in our cognitive lives confronts enaction theory with a potentially 22 Massimiliano Cappuccio and Tom Froese paradoxical puzzle.

1991). Anxiety is not the only possible neutralization of the subject–world coupling; it is just the most dramatic and disruptive form, involving the totality of one’s existence. Existential analysis describes lesser, nonpathological forms of loss of familiarity in everyday life. Heidegger (1927/1966, § 16) describes the “un-ready-to-hand” (Unzuhandenheit), that is, the moment of unexpected breakdown of the expert ready-tohand interactions. This event prompts a troubled, uncertain modality of practical engagement that (as confirmed experimentally by Dotov et al.

13–36). New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, . Clark, A. (2006). Cognitive complexity and the sensorimotor frontier. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 80, 43–65. Colombetti, G. (2014). The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. , & Thompson, E. (2010). Embodiment or envatment? Reflections on the bodily basis of consciousness. In J. Stewart, O. Gapenne, & E. A. Di Paolo (Eds), Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science (pp.

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