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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 (booknews.com)
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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
Acknowledgements
Preface
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
Biopsychology
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
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