Philosophy of Psychology

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $46.99   
  • New (2) from $46.99   
  • Used (1) from $117.49   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New NEW copy! Ships out within 24 hours! 3-U6.

Ships from: Kenosha, WI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

An introduction to and review of key contemporary debates concerning the nature of explanation and methodology in psychology. Each section of the volume includes a classic reading along with an important response, and concludes with a specially commissioned reply by the main contributor. The editorial introductions provide a roadmap through the terrain. The volume is divided into three parts: causal relevance; anti-individualism and psychological explanation; and tacit knowledge, the unconscious and psychological explanation. Volume Two will explore the controversies introduced into psychology by the connectionist architectures of some computers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631185420
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/27/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Causal Relevance
1 Introduction: Supervenient Causation 4
2 Can the Mind Change the World? 29
3 How to be Psychologically Relevant 60
4 Reply: Causation and Two Kinds of Laws 78
Explanatory Relevance
5 Introduction: Causal Relevance and Explanatory Exclusion 86
6 Does Meaning Matter? 107
7 Explanatory Exclusion and the Problem of Mental Causation 121
8 Reply: Causal Relevance and Explanatory Exclusion 142
Anti-individualism and Psychological Explanation
9 Introduction: Anti-individualism and Psychological Explanation 156
10 Individualism and Psychology 173
11 A Modal Argument for Narrow Content 206
12 Reply: Intentional Properties and Causation 226
13 Introduction: The Biological Turn 238
14 Biosemantics Explanation in Biopsychology 253
15 Concepts and Norms in a Natural World 277
16 Reply: A Bet with Peacocke 285
Tacit Knowledge, the Unconscious and Psychological Explanation
17 Introduction: Tacit Knowledge 296
18 Tacit Knowledge and Subdoxastic States 309
19 Consciousness, Explanatory Inversion and Cognitive Science 331
20 Reply: Consciousness and the Varieties of Aboutness 356
Psychoanalytic Explanation
21 Introduction: Psychoanalytic Explanation 394
22 Introduction to Philosophical Essays on Freud 409
23 Self-deception and the Nature of Mind 433
24 Reply: Irrationality, Interpretation and Division 461
Index 485
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)