By Sarah Tyson, Joshua M. Hall (eds.)
Western philosophy’s courting with prisons stretches from Plato’s personal incarceration to the fashionable period of mass incarceration. Philosophy Imprisoned: the affection of knowledge within the Age of Mass Incarceration attracts jointly a wide variety of philosophical thinkers, from either in and out felony partitions, within the usa and past, who draw on a number of serious views (including phenomenology, deconstruction, and feminist concept) and old and modern figures in philosophy (including Kant, Hegel, Foucault, and Angela Davis) to contemplate prisons during this new ancient period. All of those participants have studies inside of legal partitions: a few are or were incarcerated, a few have taught or are educating in prisons, and all were scholars of either philosophy and the carceral approach. The strong testimonials and theoretical arguments are acceptable interpreting not just for philosophers and legal theorists ordinarily, but in addition for criminal reformers and abolitionists.
Contributors: Eric Anthamatten, Anders "Andy" III Benander, Natalie Cisneros, Michael DeWilde, Vincent Greco, Timothy Greenlee, Spoon Jackson, Arlando "Tray" III Jones, Drew Leder, Chris Lenn, John Douglas Macready, Lisa McLeod, William Muth, Cynthia Nielsen, Aislinn O'Donnell, Andre Pierce, Atif Rafay, Ginger Walker
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7. The term ‘‘illocutionary’’ is due to J. L. Austin, How to Do Things with Words. 8. Because they are technical terms, I capitalize the names of the various types of speech acts: Assertives, Directives, Commissives, Expressives, and Declarations. The Purpose of This Book j 17 1. mental, mind-dependent and mind-independent phenomena, intentionality-relative Intuitively, lots of phenomena are mental in an obvious sense. These would include not only intentional phenomena such as beliefs, hopes, fears, and desires, but nonintentional phenomena such as pains and states of undirected anxiety.
Less basic than these are the representations that have these as their conditions of satisfaction. These are prior intentions and perceptual memories. In these cases, we still have the causal component, but we lose the direct causal connection with the conditions of satisfaction. Memories represent the past; prior intentions represent the future. Then the next stage is belief and desire, where we eliminate the requirement of a causal component. You can believe something and the belief can be satisfied even if the thing you believe didn’t cause your belief and you can desire something and your desire can be satisfied even if your desire didn’t cause the satisfaction of the desire.
Appendix: Comparison between the General Theory of this Book and the Special Theory of the Construction of Social Reality This book is part of an ongoing research project and is a continuation of the line of investigation in my earlier work, The Construction of Social Reality. In this Appendix, I want to make explicit the similarities and differences. I now think of the theory of The Construction as stating a special theory that is an implementation of the more general theory expounded in this book.
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