The Science of the Mind (Bradford Books)

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9780262060905: The Science of the Mind (Bradford Books)

This is a lucid and penetrating introduction to the philosophical assumptions and implications of several major psychological theories. It critically analyzes the theories of such major figures as Descartes, William James, Freud, Skinner, Piaget, and Kohlberg, as well as significant contemporary movements such as cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, and sociobiology.

The book makes an original contribution by showing how such traditional philosophical problems as the nature of the mind-body relation, knowledge of other minds, free-will, unity of consciousness, personal identity, self-knowledge, intentionality, rationality, and reductionism figure within psychology and how psychology contributes to the solution of these philosophical problems.

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Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Consciousness Reconsidered (MIT Press), The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of Mind and How to Reconcile Them, and other books.

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"The new movement toward cognitive science stands on the realization that psychological questions will only give way to combinations of analytic and synthetic approaches. There have been by now a fair number of books that have said this, but I have rarely seen writing that teaches this with the grace and precision of this book."
Sheldon H. White, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

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