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The second cognitive turn in the philosophy of mind

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Keywords: Philosophy; Mind; Cognition; Naturalism; Neurosciences.

For fifty years the philosophy of mind has been permeating Italian philosophy and has been contributing to internationalise it. In the history of the philosophy of mind three main conceptual turns are recognizable: the linguistic turn (1950-1960), the first cognitive turn (1960-1990) and the second cognitive turn (1990-). Thanks to the the last turn that is still underway the image that we human beings have of ourselves is deeply changing because of the impact of cognitive neuroscience on the philosophy of mind. A very animate debate is underway in Italy as well as all over the world about the possibility of naturalizing consciousness.

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