Modern Philosophy of Mind: Methodological “Enquiries”

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J. Searle distinguishes eight features of consciousness: subjectivity; unity; intentionality; the distinction between the center and periphery of consciousness; the gestalt structure of conscious experience; the aspect of familiarity; mood; boundary conditions. Not all of them are taken appropriately; and all of them can be applied to mind. Mental life is accomplished as a stream of different events. Their empirical investigation is the subject of cognitive neurosciences. But, conceptually philosophical deliberation is prior to reflective evaluation, comparative results and final implications; it enables the possibility of understanding and interpretation of scientific explanations. Mind and brain are neither identical nor different. Psychic properties of a human being as a whole are not inherent just in his brain, or its parts, as well as exclusively in his mind.

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Anna Laktionova, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

PhD in philosophical sciences, associate professor, doctoral candidate of the department of philosophy, philosophical faculty

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2017-04-04

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Laktionova, A. (2017). Modern Philosophy of Mind: Methodological “Enquiries”. Filosofska Dumka, (2), 39–47. Retrieved from https://dumka.philosophy.ua/index.php/fd/article/view/10

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