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The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity: Phenomenology and the Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians
by Michael D. Barber
Ohio University Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4368-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8214-1961-8
Library of Congress Classification B1647.M144B37 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 121.34

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

World-renowned analytic philosophers John McDowell and Robert Brandom, dubbed “Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians,” recently engaged in an intriguing debate about perception. In The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity Michael D. Barber is the first to bring phenomenology to bear not just on the perspectives of McDowell or Brandom alone, but on their intersection. He argues that McDowell accounts better for the intelligibility of empirical content by defending holistically functioning, reflectively distinguishable sensory and intellectual intentional structures. He reconstructs dimensions implicit in the perception debate, favoring Brandom on knowledge’s intersubjective features that converge with the ethical characteristics of intersubjectivity Emmanuel Levinas illuminates.


 

Phenomenology becomes the third partner in this debate between two analytic philosophers, critically mediating their discussion by unfolding the systematic interconnection among perception, intersubjectivity, metaphilosophy, and ethics.

 

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