Hubert Dreyfus

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Hubert Dreyfus
Dreyfus 2011
Full name Hubert Dreyfus
Born (1929-10-15)October 15, 1929
Terre Haute, Indiana
Died April 22, 2017(2017-04-22) (aged 87)
Berkeley, California
Era 20th/21st century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Phenomenology
Main interests Phenomenology, existentialism, philosophy of literature, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of artificial intelligence
Notable ideas Dreyfus' critique of artificial intelligence, postcognitivism, Heidegger's hermeneutic realism[1]

Hubert Lederer Dreyfus (/ˈdrfəs/; October 15, 1929 – April 22, 2017) was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests included phenomenology, existentialism and the philosophy of both psychology and literature. Dreyfus was known for his exegesis of Martin Heidegger, which critics labeled "Dreydegger".[2]

Dreyfus was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and is a recipient of the Harbison Prize for Outstanding Teaching at UC Berkeley.[3] Erasmus University awarded Dreyfus an honorary doctorate "for his brilliant and highly influential work in the field of artificial intelligence, and for his equally outstanding contributions to the analysis and interpretation of twentieth century continental philosophy".[4][5]

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  1. Hubert L. Dreyfus, Mark A. Wrathall (eds.), Heidegger Reexamined: Truth, realism, and the history of being, Routledge, 2002, pp. 245, 274, 280; Hubert L. Dreyfus, "Heidegger's Hermeneutic Realism," in: David R. Hiley, James Bohman, Richard Shusterman (eds.), The Interpretive Turn: Philosophy, Science, Culture, Cornell University Press, 1991.
  2. Woessner, Martin (2011). Heidegger in America. Cambridge University Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-521-51837-6.
  3. "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter D". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. http://www.amacad.org/publications/BookofMembers/ChapterD.pdf. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  4. O’NEIL LECTURES IN HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY TO FEATURE CAL-BERKELEY PROFESSOR AT UNM
  5. Awards (Erasmus University)

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