Philosophy of Psychology (Debates on Psychological Explanation)

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9780631185413: Philosophy of Psychology (Debates on Psychological Explanation)

This volume consists of eight sections presenting debates on central issues in the general area of explanation and methodology in psychology. Each section includes a classic paper already published by a philosopher or cognitive scientist on a problem in the philosophy of psychology along with a response proposing a different view of the matter, followed by an original reply by the main contributor. The sections are forwarded by introductions written by the editors. Topics covered in the volume include: causal relevance, explanatory relevance, externalism and psychological explanation, biopsychology, connectionism and classical architecture, connectionism and eliminativism, tacit knowledge, and the unconscious and psychoanalytic explanation. Contributions to the volume include work by Fred Dretske, Ned Block, Ruth Garrett Millikan, Paul Smolensky, Cynthia and Graham Macdonald, Stephen Stich, Martin Davies, Tyler Burge, and Jim Hopkins.

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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.

About the Author:

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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