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Philosophy of Psychology
     

Philosophy of Psychology

by Graham Macdonald (Editor), Graham MacDonald
 

Philosophy Of Psychology provides an introduction to and review of key contemporary debates concerning the nature of explanation and methodology in psychology. Each section of the book 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

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Philosophy Of Psychology provides an introduction to and review of key contemporary debates concerning the nature of explanation and methodology in psychology. Each section of the book 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 comprehensive survey and map through the discipline.

Topics covered include: causal relevance, explanatory relevance, anti-individualism and psychological explanation, biopsychology, tacit knowledge and the unconscious and psychanalytic explanation.

Contributors include Ned Black, Tyler Burge, Martin Davies, Fred Dretske, Jerry Foder, Jim Hopkins, Mark Johnston, Jaegwon Kim, Cynthia Macdonald, Graham Macdonald, Ruth Garrett Millikan, Christopher Peacocke and John Searle.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631185420
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/27/1995
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.50(d)

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Cynthia Macdonald is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. In addition to publishing numerous articles in the philosophy of mind, she is the author of Mind-Body Identity Theories (1989) and Contemporary Metaphysics (Blackwell Publishers, forthcoming).

Graham Macdonald is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bradford. His books include Science and Morality (1986) and Special Explanation (Blackwell Publishers, forthcoming).

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