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Knowing without Thinking

Mind, Action, Cognition and the Phenomenon of the Background

  • Zdravko Radman

Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introductory Essay: The Mystery of the Background qua Background

  3. Themes from Dreyfus and Searle

  4. The Further Unfolding of the Phenomenon

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


A volume devoted explicitly to the subtle and multidimensional phenomenon of background knowing that has to be recognized as an important element of the triad mind-body-world. The essays are inspired by seminal works on the topic by Searle and Dreyfus, but also make significant contribution in bringing the discussion beyond the classical confines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zdravko Radman
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Philosophy, ZagrebUniversity of SplitCroatia

About the editors

MASSIMILIANO CAPPUCCIO Post-doctoral researcher affiliated with the Neurophilosophy Lab of the State University of Milan, Italy HUBERT L. DREYFUS Professor of Philosophy atUniversity of California, Berkeley, USA SHAUN GALLAGHER holds the Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, USA. He has secondary appointments the University of Hertfordshire, UK, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and University of Central Florida, USA EUGENE T. GENDLIN American philosopher and psychologist, taught philosophy at the University of Chicago for many years DANIEL D. HUTTO Professor of Philosophical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, UK KLAUS MAINZER Professor of the Philosophy of Science, Director of the Carl von Linde-Akademie at the Technische Universität Munich, Germany JOSEPH MARGOLIS Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, USA DANIEL A. SCHMICKING Research Associate at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany MICHAEL SCHMITZ Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz, Germany MAXINE SHEETS-JOHNSTONE Courtesy Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, USA RICHARD SHUSTERMAN Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Florida Atlantic University, USA SUSAN A. J. STUART Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK MICHAEL WHEELER Professor of Philosophy at the University of Stirling, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Knowing without Thinking
  • Book Subtitle Mind, Action, Cognition and the Phenomenon of the Background
  • Editors Z. Radman
  • Series Title New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-28513-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-33025-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-36806-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Mind
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