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Philosophical delusion and therapy.

Author: Eugen Fischer
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

With the help of concepts adapted from different branches of cognitive science - cognitive linguistics, cognitive and clinical psychology - this book explains where and why therapy is called for in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Fischer
ISBN: 9780415331791 041533179X
OCLC Number: 645652382
Contents: Introduction: Some Perplexing Discoveries Part 1: Philosophical Pictures 1. Philosophical Pictures: The Birth of `The Mind' 2. Through Pictures to Problems: Minds and Bodies 3. Pictures' Effects: From `Secondary Qualities' to `Perceptions' Part 2: Philosophical Delusions 4. The Power of Pictures: Berkeley's Approach 5. Self-Perpetuating Absurdity: Berkeley Defends `Perceptions' 6. Philosophical Delusions: Ayer Reinvents `Perceptions' Part 3: Therapeutic Philosophy 7. Two Turns: A New Vision of Philosophy 8. Linguistic Analysis as Therapy: Austin on `Perceptions' 9. Self-Reflection as Therapy: Wittgenstein on Understanding
Series Title: Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy


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