John Haugeland

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While brilliance and originality surely top the list of qualities shared by Brandom and Heidegger, another commonality is a tendency to treat their predecessors as partial and sometimes confused versions of themselves. Heidegger, therefore, could hardly be indignant on principle if Brandom finds a fair bit of Making it Explicit in the first division of(More)
The original edition of What Computers Can’t Do comprised three roughly equal parts: (i) a harsh critical survey of the history and state of the art in AI, circa 1970; (ii) a brilliant philosophical expose’ of four hidden assumptions shoring up AI’s misplaced optimism; and (iii) a much more tentative exploration of ways to think #about intelligence without(More)
The frame problem is the problem of how we selectively apply relevant knowledge to particular situations in order to generate practical solutions. Some philosophers have thought that the frame problem can be used to rule out, or argue in favor of, a particular theory of belief states. But this is a mistake. Sentential theories of belief are no better or(More)
I confess that this strikes me as a pure act of faith on Haugeland’s part. I have argued elsewhere that we have plenty of reason to wonder whether the best reference point by which to understand Heidegger’s early thought is ‘the Question of Being’ and, with it, ‘the Being and Time project’—as I will call it—the broader project to which the published book(More)
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