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Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate Paperback – March 28, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0415485876 ISBN-10: 0415485878 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415485878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415485876
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The exchange some years ago between John McDowell and Bert Dreyfus raised fundamental questions about the nature of embodied cognition and, in particular, the role of concepts in human perception. This volume makes available their strikingly yet subtly opposing positions in the opening section so as to mobilize a great deal of very interesting reflection in the essays that follow - with a fascinating sketch of the historical and conceptual background to these issues provided by Charles Taylor in the opening commentary. This is Anglo-American philosophy at its most worthwhile, maintaining its sense of rigour and argument while also reaching to be continuous with the large and important philosophical themes to be found in other traditions of Philosophy." - Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University, USA

"Starting with new papers by McDowell and Dreyfus reformulating their dispute about rationality and encountering the world, Joseph Schear has collected a series of new, very high quality, responses to the debate, from a range of distinguished thinkers. Working through them one encounters philosophical argument that inspires, illuminates, and raises even more questions. The collection is essential reading for anyone thinking about these fundamental issues." - Paul Snowdon, University College London, UK 

"Joseph Schear provides us with a much-needed compilation of this whole ‘‘battle of myths’’ that began when Hubert Dreyfus presented a challenge to John McDowell’s theory of perception with his 2005 Presidential Address to the American Philosophical Association." Eric. J. Mohr, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


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Joseph K. Schear is University Lecturer in Philosophy and Official Student (Tutorial Fellow) at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George A. Kline on May 16, 2014
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Designated as a reading circle title, this overview of Dreyfus and McDowell brings us into the new century. I am a Heideggerian and Merleau-Ponty disciple, especially their respective LATER works. One first impression that I have is the density of prose complicates the reading experience. Both authors mentioned above pared down their words by using active
images and shorter sentences. Both accepted the Da-sein milieu while McDowell appears to reject it. But I have more to read as yet.
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