Folk Psychology and the Philosophy of Mind / Edition 1

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Overview

Within the past ten years, the discussion of the nature of folk psychology and its role in explaining behavior and thought has become central to the philosophy of mind. However, no comprehensive account of the contemporary debate or collection of the works that make up this debate has yet been available. Intending to fill this gap, this volume begins with the crucial background for the contemporary debate and proceeds with a broad range of responses to and developments of these works — from those who argue that "folk theory" is a misnomer to those who regard folk theory as legitimately explanatory and necessary for any adequate account of human behavior.

Intended for courses in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and science, as well as anthropology and social psychology, this anthology is also of great value in courses focusing on folk models, eliminative materialism, explanation, psychological theory, and — in particular — intentional psychology. It is accessible to both graduate students and upper-division undergraduate students of philosophy and psychology as well as researchers. As an aid to students, a thorough discussion of the field and the articles in the anthology is provided in the introduction; as an aid to researchers, a complete bibliography is also provided.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805809312
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I The Elimination of Folk Psychology 1
1 Materialism and the Mind-Body Problem 3
2 Mind-Body Identity, Privacy, and Categories 17
3 Eliminative Materialism and Propositional Attitudes 42
4 Intertheoretic Relations and the Future of Psychology 63
5 Will the Concepts of Folk Psychology Find a Place in Cognitive Science? 82
6 The Future of Folk Psychology 93
II The Case Against the Case Against Belief 118
7 Three Kinds of Intentional Psychology 121
8 Folk Psychology is Here to Stay 144
9 The Relationship Between Scientific Psychology and Common Sense Psychology 144[sic]
10 The Very Idea of a Folk Psychology 188
11 The Origins of Folk Psychology 200
12 The Persistance of the Attitudes 221
13 Folk Psychology and the Explanation of Human Behavior 247
14 Understanding Folk 263
15 In Defense of Southern Fundamentalism 288
III Connectionism: The Death of Folk Psychology? 313
16 Connectionism, Eliminativism, and the Future of Folk Psychology 315
17 Connectionism and the Future of Folk Psychology 340
18 The Connectionist Vindication of Folk Psychology 368
19 Consciousness, Intentionality, and Pragmatism 388
References 405
Author Index 431
Subject Index 435
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