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(2010) Theory and applications of ontology, Dordrecht, Springer.

Interactive knowing

the metaphysics of intentionality

Mark H. Bickhard

pp. 207-229

I argue that the Parmenidean argument against the possibility of change initiated a metaphysical response that (1) has dominated Western thought since, and (2) creates aporia for understanding mental phenomena. A return to a process framework is consistent with historical trends, consistent with contemporary physics, and permits metaphysical emergence – most especially the emergence of normative function and representation: intentionality. I show that contemporary alternative models of representation are still caught in the classic assumptions and, in consequence, cannot model or account for the inherent normative issues (Bickhard 2010).

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DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-8845-1_10

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Bickhard, M. H. (2010)., Interactive knowing: the metaphysics of intentionality, in R. Poli & J. Seibt (eds.), Theory and applications of ontology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 207-229.

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