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The Heidelberg school and the limits of reflection

Dan Zahavi

pp. 267-285

Analytical philosophy of mind is currently engaged in a renewed and intensified debate about such issues as subjectivity, phenomenal consciousness, and the nature of selfhood.While it is undeniable that its discussion of these topics has reached a high level of complexity and sophistication, it is however, a discussion that has also remained rather inward looking. Apart from some occasional references to historical figures such as Locke or Kant or James, it has largely been a discussion for and among analytical philosophers. There has been a lack of any real interest in the parallel discussions to be found on the Continent, even though there is a long and rich tradition for discussing and analyzing the very same problems in Austrian, German, and French philosophy.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6082-3_12

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Zahavi, D. (2007)., The Heidelberg school and the limits of reflection, in S. Heinämaa, V. Lähteenmäki & P. Remes (eds.), Consciousness: from perception to reflection in the history of philosophy, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 267-285.

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