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Externalism and the Mental

Madhucchanda Sen

Abstract

A key concern of philosophy is the mind’s relation with the world. The debate between externalism and internalism is not a new one and a great number of thinkers have contributed to it in the recent past. This book explores the inherent contradictions in the traditional line of thought that has shaped this debate so far. The book analyses how an understanding built on compartmentalized categories has stifled the process of philosophical thinking. Despite stating at the outset her inclination towards externalism, the author does not merely take sides in an age-old debate, but rather approaches ... More

Keywords: externalism–internalism debate, singular demonstrative thought, inner–outer distinction, Myth of the Given, empirical knowledge, constitutive relation, phenomenological externalism, perception, Navya-Nyāya

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199453603
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453603.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madhucchanda Sen, author