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Dreyfus, Hubert L.

Works: 165 works in 747 publications in 10 languages and 21,293 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, ed, Other
Classifications: Q335, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hubert L Dreyfus
What computers still can't do : a critique of artificial reason by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

64 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rev. ed. of What computers can't do, 1979
Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

86 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, which Foucault himself has judged accurate, is the first to provide a sustained, coherent analysis of Foucault's work as a whole. To demonstrate the sense in which Foucault's work is beyond structuralism and hermeneutics, the authors unfold a careful, analytical exposition of his oeuvre. They argue that during the of Foucault's work became a sustained and largely successful effort to develop a new method -- "interpretative analytics" -- capable of explaining both the logic of structuralism's claim to be an objective science and the apparent validity of the hermeneutical counterclaim that the human sciences can proceed only by understanding the deepest meaning of the subject and his tradition. -- from (August 19, 2011)
Sense and non-sense by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dans l'œuvre d'art ou dans la théorie comme dans la chose sensible, le sens est inséparable du signe. L'expression, donc, n'est jamais achevée. La plus haute raison voisine avec la déraison. "Cette tension essentielle ainsi formulée par l'auteur sous-tend l'ensemble des essais réunis ici sous trois grandes perspectives : celle de l'art, celle de la philosophie et celle de la politique. L'étude consacrée à Cézanne comme celle qui analyse le cinéma du point de vue de la psychologie moderne s'attachent l'une et l'autre à montrer la démarche créatrice cherchant sans cesse, face à "l'énigme du monde", quelles réponses nouvelles apporter à l'interrogation humaine. L'examen de l'existentialisme permet de clarifier les positions adoptées, dès la fin de la Seconde Guerre, par rapport à Hegel et à Marx, ainsi que de maintenir une réflexion politique et critique, en dépit de la débâcle prévue du communisme, sans retomber dans les séductions d'une "fin de l'histoire". C'est pourquoi, très courageusement, l'auteur entreprend, sous le titre "La guerre a eu lieu", un bilan général des années de guerre et d'immédiate après-guerre qui fait aujourd'hui écho à la conférence de Camus, "La crise de l'homme". Outre sa valeur historique, qui permet d'établir une sorte d'état des lieux des années 1944-1948 en France, ce recueil confirme toute l'ampleur et la richesse des intérêts et des problématiques qui caractérisent la pensée d'un auteur qu'on peut ainsi redécouvrir. -- Back cover
All things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for secular readers cites classic works of literature to illustrate how to achieve passionate, skillful engagement with others for a greater sense of purpose
Mind over machine : the power of human intuition and expertise in the era of the computer by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human intuition and perception are basic and essential phenomena of consciousness. As such, they will never be replicated by computers. This is the challenging notion of Hubert Dreyfus, Ph. D., archcritic of the artificial intelligence establishment. It's important to emphasize that he doesn't believe that AI is fundamentally impossible, only that the current research program is fatally flawed. Instead, he argues that to get a device (or devices) with human-like intelligence would require them to have a human-like being in the world, which would require them to have bodies more or less like ours, and social acculturation (i.e. a society) more or less like ours. This helps to explain the practical problems in implementing artificial intelligence algorithms
On the internet by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Internet is a discussion of the promises and dangers of the Internet. Drawing on a diverse array of thinkers from Plato to Kierkegaard, On the Internet brings philosophical analysis to such questions as whether the Internet can solve the problems of mass education and bring humanity to a new level of community. Dreyfus shows the source of the attraction of being a ubiquitous net surfer in Plato's disdain for the body, and how Kierkegaard's criticism of the press and public opinion for its lack of commitment anticipate the dangers of the risk-free interactions made possible by the anonymity of the Web. Drawing on recent studies of the isolation experienced by many Internet users, Dreyfus shows how the Internet deprives users of essential embodied human capacities such as trust and involvement in shared local concerns. With reference to examples from his own teaching experience, the author also shows that 'interactive' education leaves out the shared moods and risks that make possible the acquisition of expertise."--Jacket
Being-in-the-world : a commentary on Heidegger's Being and time, division I by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being-in-the-World" is a guide to one of the most influential philosophical works of this century: Division I of Part One of "Being and Time," where Martin Heidegger works out an original and powerful account of being-in-the-world which he then uses to ground a profound critique of traditional ontology and epistemology. Hubert Dreyfus's commentary opens the way for a new appreciation of this difficult philosopher, revealing a rigorous and illuminating vocabulary that is indispensable for talking about the phenomenon of world. The publication of "Being and Time" in 1927 turned the academic world on its head. Since then it has become a touchstone for philosophers as diverse as Marcuse, Sartre, Foucault, and Derrida who seek an alternative to the rationalist Cartesian tradition of western philosophy. But Heidegger's text is notoriously dense, and his language seems to consist of unnecessarily barbaric neologisms; to the neophyte and even to those schooled in Heidegger thought, the result is often incomprehensible. Dreyfus's approach to this daunting book is straightforward and pragmatic. He explains the text by frequent examples drawn from everyday life, and he skillfully relates Heidegger's ideas to the questions about being and mind that have preoccupied a generation of cognitive scientists and philosophers of mind. Hubert L. Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley
Heidegger : a critical reader( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husserl, intentionality, and cognitive science by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to phenomenology and existentialism by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to Phenomenology and Existentialism is a complete guide to two of the dominant movements of philosophy in the twentieth century. Comprising a series of original essays written by leading scholars, it highlights the approaches, styles, and problems common to the broad range of philosophers included under the banners of phenomenology and existentialism. The volume features three types of entry: longer essays discussing each of the main schools of thought; shorter essays introducing prominent themes and concepts, such as temporality, death, and nihilism; and problem-oriented chapters discussing important phenomenological and existential approaches to the central questions that have preoccupied each of these traditions. The essays cover both mainstream and less usual topics, such as medicine, the emotions, artificial intelligence, and environmental philosophy." -- Publisher's description
What computers can't do : the limits of artificial intelligence by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Heidegger by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to Heidegger is a complete guide to the work and thought of Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Disclosing new worlds : entrepreneurship, democratic action, and the cultivation of solidarity by Charles Spinosa( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the authors, there are two major perils to history-making in Western society. One is the Cartesian tradition, which celebrates stepping back from everyday life to understand the world on the basis of rational deliberation. Against this, the authors advocate an intense involvement in the anomalies of everyday life as a means to understand the world and the changes it needs. The second is the neo-Nietzschean tendency to embrace radical, individual change for its own sake. Now that anyone can log on to the Internet to try on a new personality, the authors argue, it becomes increasingly urgent that we retrieve our history-making skills, both in our everyday lives and in our public roles
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness
Ways of the hand : a rewritten account by David Sudnow( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking back after more than twenty years, Sudnow was struck by the extent to which he had allowed his academic background to shape the book's language. He realized that he could now do a much better job of describing his experiences in a way that would not require facility with formal social science and philosophical discourse. The result is a revised version of the book that carries the same intellectual energy as the original but is accessible to a much wider audience."--Jacket
Essays in honor of Hubert L. Dreyfus( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being in the world [a philosophical guide to a meaningful life]( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being in the World raises the question of whether we have forgotten what it means to be truly human in today's technological age, and this program proceeds to answer this question by taking a journey around the world to meet a whole host of remarkable individuals
Intelligence artificielle : mythes et limites by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skillful coping : essays on the phenomenology of everyday perception and action by Hubert L Dreyfus( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fifty years Hubert Dreyfus has addressed an astonishing range of issues in the fields of phenomenology, existentialism, cognitive science, and the philosophical study of mind. Dreyfus has inspired a whole generation of philosophers as he has creatively drawn on and clearly articulated the seminal works of thinkers like Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Foucault. This volume presents a selection of Dreyfus's most influential essays on mind and action. The book begins with a model of skillful engaged human action, which informs much of Dreyfus's philosophy, and was developed in collaboration with Stuart Dreyfus. The volume then presents articles developing a critique of the representational model of the mind in analytical philosophy of mind and mainstream cognitive science. Dreyfus argues that representational models of mind offer an impoverished and distorting account of human engagement with the world. The chapters show this by addressing issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences through the skill model
Heidegger, authenticity, and modernity( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In keeping with Dreyfus's openness to others' ideas, many of the essays in this volume take the form of arguments with various of his positions. The essays focus on the dialogue with the continental philosophical tradition, in particular the work of Heidegger, that has played a foundational role in Dreyfus's thinking. The sections are Philosophy and Authenticity; Modernity, Self and the World; and Heideggerian Encounters. The book concludes with Dreyfus's responses to the essays
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Alternative Names
Drejfus, Ch

Drejfus, H.

Dreyfus, Hubert.

Dreyfus, Hubert 1929-

Dreyfus, Hubert L.

Dreyfus, Hubert Lederer

Hubert Dreyfus American philosopher

Hubert Dreyfus Amerikaans filosoof

Hubert Dreyfus filosofo statunitense

Hubert Dreyfus US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Дрейфус, Хьюберт

هوبرت دریفوس فیلسوف آمریکایی

ドレイファス, ヒューバード・L


Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneuticsSense and non-senseAll things shining : reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular ageMind over machine : the power of human intuition and expertise in the era of the computerOn the internetBeing-in-the-world : a commentary on Heidegger's Being and time, division IHeidegger : a critical readerA companion to phenomenology and existentialism