"This book involves an admirable attempt to find a common ground with physicalist theories of human nature by phenomonological descriptions of knowing, feeling, and acting that dissolve mentalism. At the same time, it criticizes physicalist theories via a kind of transcendental argument since such theories overlook while presupposing the phenomenon of presence. Thus it draws well on the traditions of descriptive and transcendental phenomenology." Michael Barber, the Modern Schoolman
Drawing on certain basic ideas of Heidegger, this text presents an alternative to the debate waged between dualists and materialists in the philosophy of mind. It involves changing the way we usually think about "mental" life and breaking down familiar contrasts between the "physical" and the "psychological."