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Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A. 1996 Hardcover New 0761953043. 395 pages. --Interior text is clean, tight, and unmarked. Pages are intact and tight to the spine. From the back cover: ... "This major work provides the first comprehensive overview of the key topics and current discussions arising in the philosophy of psychology. Since the cognitive revolution of the 1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of the philosophical assumptions and implications of psychology. Several significant themes, such as the foundations of knowledge, behaviorism, rationalilty, emotion, and cognitive science span both philosophy and psychology, and are covered here along with a wide range of issues in the fields of folk psychology, clinical psychology, neurophysiology, and professional ethics. Bringing together a group of internationally renowned authors, including Herb Simon, Karl Pribam, Joseph Rychlak, Ullin T. Place and Adolf Grunbaum, this volume offers a stimulating and informative addition to contemporary deb Read more Show Less

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Since the cognitive revolution of the 1960s, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of the philosophical assumptions and implications of psychology. Several significant themes, such as the foundations of knowledge, behaviorism, rationality, emotion, and cognitive science span both philosophy and psychology, and are covered here along with a wide range of issues in the fields of folk psychology, clinical psychology, neurophysiology, and professional ethics. The Philosophy of Psychology will be essential reading for students and academics in theoretical issues in psychology, philosophy of psychology, cognitive science, philosophy of mind and related courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761953043
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/23/1996
  • Pages: 416

Meet the Author

William T. O’Donohue is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Nevada, Reno, and a faculty member of the National Judicial College. He is widely recognized in the field for his proposed innovations in mental health service delivery, in treatment design and evaluation, and in knowledge of empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapies. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement for Behavior Therapy and served on the Board of Directors of this organization. Dr. O’Donohue has published over 50 books and 150 articles in scholarly journals and book chapters. For the past 14 years, he has been director of a free clinic that treats children who have been sexually abused and adults who have been sexually assaulted.

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Contributors
Introduction
1 Epistemology, Psychology of Science, and the Foundations of Psychology 1
1 Naturalism and the Abandonment of Normativity 4
2 Psychology, Naturalized Epistemology, and Rationality 19
3 Social Epistemology and Psychology 33
4 Psychology of Science 50
5 Genetic Epistemology and Cognitive Psychology of Science 66
2 Behaviorism, Psychology, and Philosophy 79
6 Behaviorism as Opposition to Cartesianism 81
7 Quine's Behaviorism 96
8 Skinner's Theory of Theories 108
9 Linguistic Behaviorism as a Philosophy of Empirical Science 126
10 Skinner's Case for Radical Behaviorism 141
11 Must Behavior Be Mechanistic? Modeling Nonmachines 149
3 Cognitive Science and Psychology 157
12 Computational Theories of Cognition 160
13 Troubles with Computationalism 173
14 Toward a Naturalized Cognitive Science: A Framework for Cooperation Between Philosophy and the Natural Sciences of Intelligent Systems 184
15 Neurobehavioral Science, Neuropsychology and the Philosophy of Mind 207
16 Typical Emotions 227
17 "Folk Psychology" and Its Implications for Psychological Science 243
Introduction 243
The Falsity of Folk Theories: Implications for Psychology and Philosophy 244
Does Science Underwrite Our Folk Psychology? 256
Folk Psychology from the Standpoint of Conceptual Analysis 264
On the Necessary Survival of Folk Psychology 270
Folk Psychology and Its Implications for Cognitive Science: Discussion 275
4 Clinical Psychology and Philosophy 279
18 Is Psychoanalysis Viable? 281
19 The Value of Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Question of Standards 291
20 What Is an Irrational Belief? Rational-Emotive Therapy and Accounts of Rationality 304
5 Ethics and Psychology 317
21 The Formation and Transformation of Values 319
22 Prescriptions for Responsible Psychiatry 339
23 The Behavior Therapists' Dilemma: Reflections on Autonomy, Informed Consent, and Scientific Psychology 352
24 Professional Codes of Ethics and Ongoing Moral Problems in Psychology 361
25 A Critical Examination of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 371
Index 381
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