Readings in Philosophy of Psychology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Harvard University Press
In this introduction to the philosophical problems underlying the modern study of mind and behavior, Ned Block has collected the most important papers by the major figures in the field. He provides the only central reference work now available for scholars and students in this growing area of inquiry. Volume I covers general approaches to the study of the mind: behaviorism, reductionism, and functionalism.
About the Author
Ned Block is Professor of Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
Introduction. What Is Philosophy of Psychology?
Part One: Behaviorism
1. The Logical Analysis of Psychology
Carl G. Hempel
2. Brains and Behavior
3. Selections from Science and Human Behavior
B. F. Skinner
4. A Review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior
Part Two: Reductionism and Physicalism
Materialism without Reductionism: What Physicalism Does Not Entail
5. Mental Events
6. Special Sciences, or The Disunity of Science as a Working Hypothesis
Jerry A. Fodor
7. Philosophy and Our Mental Life
8. Excerpt from "Identity and Necessity"
Saul A. Kripke
9. Identity, Necessity, and Events
10. Anomalous Monism and Kripke's Cartesian Intuitions
11. What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
Part Three: Functionalism
Introduction: What Is Functionalism?
12. Functional Analysis
13. The Nature of Mind
D. M. Armstrong
14. Armstrong on the Mind
15. Psychophysical and Theoretical Identifications
16. Mad Pain and Martian Pain
Functional State Identity Theory
17. The Natureof Mental States
18. Review of Putnam
19. Physicalism and the Multiple Realizability of Mental States
20. What Psychological States Are Not
Ned Block and Jerry A. Fodor
21. Functionalism and Qualia
22. Troubles with Functionalism