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Belief without representation

Florian Klauser (2017) Belief without representation. Interdisciplinary description of complex systems, 15 (4). pp. 242-250. ISSN 1334-4676

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    Abstract

    In this article , I set o ff to explore the question “What is belief?” from a first - person perspective. Finding the explanations in analytical philosophy insufficient, I delve into the phenomenological tradition – starting with Edmund Husserl ’ s concept of the horizon. In doing so, I find that the phenomenological tradition seems to contradict the presupposition of beliefs as representations. Directing my attention to finding an alternative explanation, I present Hubert Dreyfus ’ explanation of learning without representations, but sh ow that (by Dreyfus ’ own admission) he does not truly take a decisive step away from representationalism. I present the idea of enaction as a proper alternative to representations. Within this new framework, I present the idea of sense - making as a potentia l direction towards an answer to the question at hand

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: consciousness
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    http://indecs.eu/2017/indecs2017-pp242-250.pdfAlternative location
    https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/11887177Alternative location
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4936
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 15:12
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 15:12
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4936

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