This paper is about the philosophy of mind. The main theme for this project is the concept of intentionality found in Edmund Husserls Logical Investigations. To frame intentionality in a context as regards the history of philosophy, the first part deals with Descartes and Locke and their versions of a representational theory of mind. The various points of criticism of these theories lead toward the concept of intentionality that, even though it solves a lot of the problems of Cartesianism, leave many questions about the mind’s relation to an outside world unresolved. These issues are investigated in the light of more recent philosophers of mind, Tim Crane and Gregory McCulloch, who in turn represent different solutions. Focusing on Hilary Puttnam’s “Twin-Earth” argument, the two positions, internalism and externalism are discussed and evaluated.
|Uddannelser||Filosofi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jan. 2005|
- Twin Earth