Skillful Coping: Essays on the Phenomenology of Everyday Perception and Action

2015.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hubert L. Dreyfus, Skillful Coping: Essays on the Phenomenology of Everyday Perception and Action, Mark Wrathall (ed.), Oxford
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2015.05.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hubert L. Dreyfus, Skillful Coping: Essays on the Phenomenology of Everyday Perception and Action, Mark Wrathall (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2014, 289pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199654703. Reviewed by Leslie MacAvoy, East Tennessee State University This book, edited by Mark Wrathall, is the first of two volumes of Hubert L. Dreyfus's collected papers. While the second volume will compile essays on existential questions having to do with the good life and finding meaning in a technological age, this one focuses on Dreyfus's account of human understanding and practical intelligence, which has come to be known as skillful coping (1). Wrathall has done an admirable job of assembling papers that, taken together, offer a remarkably cohesive picture of Dreyfus's position as it has developed over the years. In addition to the editor's introduction, the collection includes twelve essays, four of which are. . .

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