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  1. says:

    In this lengthy volume Bennett and Hacker point out some very interesting misconceptions In a controversial and 500 page book on the intersection of two specialties I only found myself disagreeing with them a few times and only one of my disagreements lasted than a paragraph in Bennett and Hacker's bookA good friend who recommended the book to me called it a good book in need of a good editor and I couldn't agree The book could easily get all of the same points across in 300 pages and an edit could resolve all but one of the problems I had with the contentOn the other hand the repetition is useful to help readers shift their frame of mind from common language usage to the context specific version of language advocated though not always used in this bookThe book is certainly worth a read for anyone interested in neuroscience or philosophy especially if that person can understand basic concepts from the other field

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    Definitivno najteža knjiga koju sam ikad čitao Dobro da je završavam tokom karantina a ne da je počinjem Nikako nije preporuka za publiku koja ne želi da čita knjigu uz večito otvoren Google pretraživač Oba autora su se valjano potrudila da temu analiziraju iz perspektive obe nauke i trudila da usaglase mišljenja koliko mogu Centralna tema knjige jeste pitanje svesti koje spada u domen kognitivnih neuronauka ali svako koga zanimaju i njene druge grane kao mene je dobrodošao da je pročita Naravno morate i da volite filozofiranje Izašla je pred publiku u vreme potiskivanja filozofije pa kao da nastoji da objasni svima da su sva pitanja koja nas danas opterećuju pitali i filozofi pre više stotina godina To što idalje nemamo definitivan odgovor ne znači da nisu uspeli niti da će neuronauka uspeti u tome već da odgovora možda nema ili nije ono što mislimo Zašto imamo slobodnu volju Zašto se pitamo koje je naše mesto u univerzumu? Iz kog razloga radimo to što radimo? Osećamo to što osećamo? Mislimo to što mislimo? Možda neuronauke i biologija danas imaju tehnologiju ali filozofija pruža koncept Redukcionizam koji vlada neuronaukama neće bez filozofije moći da izdvoji ova pitanja iz konteksta i pruži odgovor

  3. says:

    Not a bad book Learned some interesting things Am learning I need to learn a hell of a lot about neuroscience in order to understand neuroscience Hah Primary complaint is the book isn't the biggest I've seen by far but it still feels like there's some filler in there could have been cut down The old joke about getting paid by the word? Recommended

  4. says:

    Bennett and Hacker have an interesting take on the contemporary philosophy of neuroscience and mind; they have views that they regard as anti Cartesian that are very instructive and views that are anti reductive Unfortunately the book runs into a number of pitfalls that make it difficult to read and enjoy The first is that it takes the Oxbridge natural language approach for granted and this is a serious problem since there are very few philosophers in America including the vast majority of the folks that Bennett takes time to criticize who think that this is a viable program Many of the differences in BH's conclusions are a direct result of this programmatic difference but it rides underneath the debates and this is a problem because it can mislead the reader to think that the debates are being fought from positions of methodological neutralityThere are also some uestionable interpretations of arguments that Hacker is attacking The description of the Churchlands' view of reduction is uestionable at best and the appendices that deal with Dennett and Searle have some serious problems problems which are discussed in another volume a volume that I think is uite a bit better than this one in addition to being shorterOf course there are things that the book does well; it is an ambitious project and does a good job at systematically covering a lot of ground BH are certainly thorough and seem bent on responding to every issue where they disagree with the mainstream philosophical community There's nothing wrong with this; it makes for some very good projects However in this case it makes the book a seriously long read and that can compound frustrations for those who feel misrepresented or misunderstood in the course of the discussionI recommend instead looking to the shorter dialogues between BH and philosophers of mind; it helps to put them in perspective since often enough their own characterizations of the state of play fail to contextualize them well They're on the outside looking in and not on the top looking down and this is an important distinction for understanding both their arguments and the relationship to the community of philosophers and neuroscientists

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