Four Herculean labours: reply to Hobson



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Hutto, D. (2006). Four Herculean labours: reply to Hobson. In R. A. Menary (Eds.), Radical Enactivism Intentionality, Phenomenology, and Narrative: Focus on the Philosophy of Daniel D. Hutto (pp. 185-221). Amsterdam: J. Benjamins Pub. Co.

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ISBN: 9789027241511


There is much about which Hobson and I concur - for examploe, he claims to be 'more or less happy' with my "line of thinking about feeling being a way of experiencing, if by this [Hutto] means a quality of experiencing rather than a particular form of experiencing. I add this qualification because I think feelings are part and parcel of what makes experiences, any experiences, what they are" (Hobson: this volume). This has long been my view, but I hope to have made my commitment to it clearer in that I endorse an ineliminable place for feelings in our understanding of experiencings in the target paper (see also my replies to Myin and De Nul and Crane). Nevertheless, as I stressed there, we must be very careful about what we imagine 'feelings' to be and we must also realise the practical limits - those set by our own perceptual and imaginative capacities - on how we can study and understand such feelings.

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