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Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Zed Adams and Jacob Browning


In his work, the philosopher John Haugeland (1945–2010) proposed a radical expansion of philosophy’s conceptual toolkit, calling for a wider range of resources for understanding the mind, the world, and how they relate. Haugeland argued that “giving a damn” is essential for having a mind, and suggested that traditional approaches to cognitive science mistakenly overlook the relevance of caring to the understanding of mindedness. Haugeland’s determination to expand philosophy’s array of concepts led him to write on a wide variety of subjects that may seem unrelated—from topics in cognitive scie ... More

Keywords: Haugeland, Heidegger, Kant, Kuhn, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Mindedness, Intentionality, Representation, Normativity, Objectivity, Truth, Embodiment, Rationalism, GOFAI, Pittsburgh School, Understanding, Existential, Authentic, Commitment, Responsibility;

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035248
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zed Adams, editor
New School for Social Research

Jacob Browning, editor
New School for Social Research

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