Perspectives and the Construction of Consciousness: The Phenomenological Alternative

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This book challenges realism, the common sense orientation that governs our outlook upon things. Examining the inescapability of perspectives in all our mental life, it replaces realism with a new paradigm that in turn opens the door on consciousness. The author details how perspectival structure forms the basis for our percepts and concepts, and how symbol usage is necessary in mental development. In the course of his discussion, he examines such central topics as "reality," "truth," and "knowledge."

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Anton Hardy received his Ph.D. from Clark University, and is presently practicing as a clinical psychologist. He has been interested in the symbolic approach of Ernst Cassirer, and has published articles in a number of psychologial and philosophical journals. In a book on psychology, he criticizes this discipline's present-day scientism and shows how a phenomenological approach is able to bring to it a more significant knowledge.

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