The Categorial Framework
By (author) P. M. S. Hacker
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Human Nature by P. M. S. Hacker
Book DescriptionThis major new study by one of the most penetrating and persistent critics of philosophical and scientific orthodoxy, returns to Aristotle in order to examine the salient categories in terms of which we think about ourselves and our nature, and the distinctive forms of explanation we invoke to render ourselves intelligible to ourselves. * The culmination of 40 years of thought on the philosophy of mind and the nature of the mankind * Written by one of the world's leading philosophers, the co-author of the monumental 4 volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations (Blackwell Publishing, 1980-2004) * Uses broad categories, such as substance, causation, agency and power to examine how we think about ourselves and our nature * Platonic and Aristotelian conceptions of human nature are sketched and contrasted * Individual chapters clarify and provide an historical overview of a specific concept, then link the concept to ideas contained in other chapters
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405147286
(240mm x 165mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. M. S. Hacker
Wittgenstein: Rules, Grammar and Necessity, Paperback (February 2014)
The Second Edition of Wittgenstein: Rules, Grammar and Necessity (the second volume of the landmark analytical commentary on Wittgenstein s Philosophical Investigations) now includes extensively revised and supplemented coverage of the Wittgenstein's complex and controversial remarks on following rules.
Wittgenstein: Comparisons and Context, Hardback (October 2013)
This volume collects P. M. S. Hacker's papers on Wittgenstein and related themes written over the last decade. Hacker provides comparative studies of a range of topics-including Wittgenstein's philosophy of psychology, conception of grammar, and treatment of intentionality-and defends his own Wittgensteinian conception of philosophy.
Intellectual Powers, Paperback (August 2013)
The Intellectual Powers is a philosophical investigation into the cognitive and cogitative powers of mankind. It presents an overview of consciousness and self-consciousness, of intentionality and of our linguistic capacities.
History of Cognitive Neuroscience, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by P. M. S. Hacker
In this companion work to the highly acclaimed Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, the distinguished neurophysiologist M.R. Bennett and eminent philosopher P.M.S. Hacker return to the relationship between brain function and our psychological attributes.
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Author Biography - P. M. S. Hacker
P. M. S. Hacker is the leading authority on the philosophy of Wittgenstein. He is author of the four-volume Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, the first two volumes co-authored with G. P. Baker (Blackwell, 1980-96) and of Wittgenstein's Place in Twentieth-century Analytic Philosophy (Blackwell, 1996). He has also written extensively on philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, most recently Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (Blackwell, 2003), co-authored with M. R. Bennett.
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