Can transcendental intersubjectivity be naturalised?

Joel Smith

pp. 91-111

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.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11097-009-9149-z

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Smith, J. (2011). Can transcendental intersubjectivity be naturalised?. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 10 (1), pp. 91-111.

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