|290-2||Intentionality||Noë||W 4-6||214 Haviland|
Thought is directed to the world. But is it an actual relation with the world? This seminar will explore the possibility and plausibility of a theory of direct thought. Topics we will discuss include: the sense and reference of proper names, the conceptuality of experience, overintellectualizing the intellect, and the extended mind. Among the authors we are likely to read are: Clark, McDowell, Gibson, Burge, Merleau-Ponty and Evans.
This seminar is designed primarily for graduate students in the philosophy department. Other students with appropriate background will be admitted space permitting.