What Myth?

  title={What Myth?},
  author={J. McDowell},
  pages={338 - 351}
  • J. McDowell
  • Published 2007
  • Inquiry
  • In previous work I urged that the perceptual experience we rational animals enjoy is informed by capacities that belong to our rationality, and—in passing—that something similar holds for our intentional action. In his Presidential Address, Hubert Dreyfus argued that I thereby embraced a myth, “the Myth of the Mental”. According to Dreyfus, I cannot accommodate the phenomenology of unreflective bodily coping, and its importance as a background for the conceptual capacities exercised in… CONTINUE READING
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