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Gustafson, Donald F. 1934-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 79 publications in 4 languages and 1,491 library holdings
Genres: Festschriften  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: BD450, 120.82
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Most widely held works by Donald F Gustafson
Essays in philosophical psychology by Donald F Gustafson( Book )

32 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intention and agency by Donald F Gustafson( Book )

18 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and German and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powers of seeing, hearing, re­ membering, distinguishing, judging, reason­ ing, are speculative powers; the power of ex­ ecuting any work of art or labour is active power. Thomas Reid I Some causal efficacy is due to persons. And, some of the causal efficacy due to persons is imparted by, not merely to, them. Further, some of the causal efficacy due to persons and imparted by them is imparted by and not merely to their physical, active bodies. Otherwise there is no agency. I will assume, with everyone at the outset, that the world contains agency of the kind found in some of a person's comings and goings, movings and changing of things. Agency is exhibited in more and in less sophisticated forms, that is, in any sophisticated, artful activity and in less complex, non-articulate physical activities. In both there appears to be more than mere causal efficacy imparted to the environment by a person. In sophisticated agen­ cy activities are organized, guided, purposive and purposeful comings and goings, movings and changes. And purpose is not absent in less soph­ isticated purposive activities of active creatures. So I shall argue in what follows. Now is the time for introducing the themes, topics, and issues to be considered, and the plan and purpose in them
Body, mind, and method : essays in honor of Virgil C. Aldrich( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body, Mind, and Method : Essays in Honor of Virgil C. Aldrich by Donald F Gustafson( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple seeing. Plain talking. Language in use and persons in action. These are among the themes of Virgil Aldrich's writings, from the 1930's onward. Throughout these years, he has been an explorer of conceptual geography: not as a foreign visitor studying an alien land, but close up 'in the language in which we live, move, and have our being'. This is his work. It is clear to those who know him best that he also has fun at it. Yet, in the terms of his oft-cited distinction, it is equally clear that he is to be counted not among the funsters of philosophy, but among its most committed workers. Funsters are those who attempt to do epistemology, metaphysics, or analysis by appealing to examples which are purely imaginary, totally fictional, as unrealistic as you like, 'completely unheard of'. Such imaginative wilfullness takes philosophers away from, not nearer to, 'the rough ground' (Wittgenstein) where our concepts have their origin and working place. In the funsters' imagined, 'barely possible' (but actually impossible) world, simple seeing becomes transformed into the sensing of sense-data; plain talk is rejected as imprecise, vague, and misleading; and per sons in action show up as ensouled physical objects in motion. Then the fly is in the bottle, buzzing out its tedious tunes: the problem of perception of the external world; the problem of meaning and what it is; the mind-body problem. Image-mongering has got the best of image-management
Proceedings of the 1988 International Powder Metallurgy Conference by International Powder Metallurgy Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in philosophical psychology( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in philosophical psychology. Edited by D.F. Gustafson. [By various authors.] by Donald F Gustafson( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in philosophical psychology, edited by Donald F. Gustafson by Donald F Gustafson( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of A.N. Whitehead's speculative philosophy by Donald F Gustafson( )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian aborigines by Donald F Gustafson( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

F.H. Bradley's doctrine of experience by Donald F Gustafson( )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Intention and agency
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Body, mind, and method : essays in honor of Virgil C. Aldrich
Languages
English (72)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)