Can transcendental intersubjectivity be naturalised?
I discuss Husserl's account of intersubjectivity in the fifth Cartesian Meditation. I focus on the problem of perceived similarity. I argue that recent work in developmental psychology and neuroscience, concerning intermodal representation and the mirror neuron system, fails to constitute a naturalistic solution to the problem. This can be seen via a comparison between the Husserlian project on the one hand and Molyneux's Question on the other.
Smith, J. (2011). Can transcendental intersubjectivity be naturalised?. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 10 (1), pp. 91-111.
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