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(2010) Philosophy, phenomenology, sciences, Dordrecht, Springer.

"So you want to naturalize consciousness?" "why, why not?" – "but how?"

Husserl meeting some offspring

Eduard Marbach

pp. 391-404

Ladies and Gentlemen, so as not to offend anyone or doing him or her an injustice, let me propose to take myself as being present at the imagined meeting of Husserl's offspring. Would I have had the chance of meeting Husserl, not only, as occasionally happened, in dreams, but in real life, he might have addressed his somewhat surprised sounding question to me: "So You Want to Naturalize Consciousness?" I myself am, indeed, of two minds regarding the question of the naturalization of consciousness. For there are times when I surprise myself to be in a naturalistic mood, and while it lasts, I could join with a few fellow phenomenologists those contemporary philosophers of mind who, confronted with the question of wanting to naturalize consciousness, are exclaiming askingly "Why!Why not?"

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0071-0_15

Full citation:

Marbach, E. (2010)., "So you want to naturalize consciousness?" "why, why not?" – "but how?": Husserl meeting some offspring, in C. Ierna, H. Jacobs & F. Mattens (eds.), Philosophy, phenomenology, sciences, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 391-404.

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