Differential psychology
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Psychological analysis of attitudes towards death
Psychoanalysis, Linguistics and Logic

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Halperin Demian and Schreiber Gabriel. Death Acceptance through Otherness

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Author:   Halperin Demian and Schreiber Gabriel
Headline:   Death Acceptance through Otherness
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When the subject of death appears in the therapeutic context, dealing with it can be a complex task. Levinas proposed that there is no anxiety towards one's own death but rather that fear for death is fear for the Other's death, meaning that because of death's incomprehensibility, it can only be experienced when it happens to others. According to him, both death and the Other represent a way out of solitude for the subject. Death is thus intrinsically related to human encounter. The present work deals with the way the philosophy of ethics, by drawing our attention to our responsibility in the face of the Other, helps us understand and address the question of death in relational therapy.

Richard DeWitt. Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought

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Author:   Richard DeWitt
Headline:   Vagueness, Semantics, and the Language of Thought
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Keywords: intentionality, mental causation, language of thought, vagueness, semantics, mental representation

Abstract: In recent years, a number of well-known intentional realists have focused their energy on attempts to provide a naturalized theory of mental representation. What tends to be overlooked, however, is that a naturalized theory of mental representation will not, by itself, salvage intentional realism. Since most naturalistic properties play no interesting causal role, intentional realists must also solve the problem of showing how intentional properties (such as representational properties), even if naturalized, could be causally efficacious. Because of certain commitments, this problem is especially difficult for intentional realists such as Fodor. In the current paper I focus on the problem as it arises for such realists, and I argue that the best-known solution proposed to date is inadequate. If what I say is correct, then such intentional realists are left with an additional and substantial problem, and one that has generally not been sufficiently appreciated.

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