Pre-reflective Consciousness: Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

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Sofia Miguens, Gerhard Preyer, Clara Bravo Morando
Routledge, Oct 16, 2015 - Philosophy - 532 pages

Pre-reflective Consciousness: Sartre and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind delves into the relationship between the current analytical debates on consciousness and the debates that took place within continental philosophy in the twentieth century and in particular around the time of Sartre and within his seminal works.

Examining the return of the problem of subjectivity in philosophy of mind and the idea that phenomenal consciousness could not be reduced to functional or cognitive properties, this volume includes twenty-two unique contributions from leading scholars in the field. Asking questions such as:

  • Why we should think that self-consciousness is non-reflective?
  • Is subjectivity first-personal?
  • Does consciousness necessitate self-awareness?
  • Do we need pre-reflective self-consciousness?
  • Are ego-disorders in psychosis a dysfunction of pre-reflective self-awareness?
  • How does the Cartesian duality between body and mind fit into Sartre’s conceptions of consciousness?
 

Contents

Back to prereflectivity
1
Foundation of the mental
27
Why should we think that selfconsciousness is nonreflective?
29
Is subjectivity firstpersonal?
49
Degrees of selfpresence Rehabilitating Sartres accounts of prereflective selfconsciousness and reflection
66
Sartre on prereflective consciousness The adverbial interpretation
101
Prereflective and reflective timeconsciousness The shortcomings of Sartre and Husserl and a possible way out
120
Iknowledge perception and introspection
141
Sartres nonegological theory of consciousness
298
The of of intentionality and the of of acquaintance
317
A quasiSartrean theory of subjective awareness
342
Body as a whole the other and disorder of the mental
363
Pain Sartre and AngloAmerican philosophy of mind
365
Sartre enactivism and the bodily nature of prereflective consciousness
385
The body is structured like a language Reading Sartres Being and Nothingness
407
Basic forms of prereflective selfconsciousness A developmental perspective
422

The zero point and I
143
A sketch of Sartres error theory of introspection
176
A pebble at the bottom of the water Sartre and Cavell on the opacity of selfknowledge
208
Does consciousness necessitate selfawareness? Consciousness and selfawareness in Sartres The Transcendence of the Ego
225
Perception and imagination A Sartrean account
245
Prereflectivity disputed
277
Do we need prereflective selfconsciousness? About Sartre and Brentano
279
Ego disorders in psychosis Dysfunction of prereflective selfawareness?
439
Historical philosophical background
453
Radical Epokhè On Sartres concept of pure reflection
455
Sartre and Kierkegaard on consciousness and subjectivity
476
Invisible ghosts Les jeux sont faits and disembodied consciousness
495
Index
507
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Sofia Miguens is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Porto, Portugal. She is the Founder and Principal Investigator of MLAG (Mind, Language and Action Group), and the author of six books.

Gerhard Preyer is Professor of Sociology at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Among his publications are Intention and Practical Thought and Interpretation, Language and the Social Philosophical Articles, Donald Davidson’s Philosophy: From Radical Interpretation to Radical Contextualism. He is editor of ProtoSociology. An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research www.protosociology.de

Clara Bravo Morando is a graduate student (PhD, Philosophy) at the University of Porto, Portugal.

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