Charles Taylor The Explanation of Behaviour

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The Explanation of Behaviour

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AS NEW softcover, free tracking number, clean NEW text, solid binding, NO remainders NOT ex-library, smoke free; slight gentle shelfwear / storage-wear; WE SHIP FAST. Carefully packed and quickly sent. 201607545as While Thesis/Explanation is a complex book on a complicated subject its main thrust can be distilled into two overlapping arguments: that behavior, whether animal or human,is purposive, involving some sort of teleology. And thus, secondly, that it cannot be reduced down to a putatively 'lower level' of explanation (whether mechanical, chemical or operant). Taylor's engagement with these two concepts - teleology and reductionism - runs throughout the book and the majority of Explanation is devoted to analyzing these concepts from a variety of different angles. While there are a number of ways that Taylor does this,including a critique of 'theory language' and 'observation language', in-depth criticisms of specific psychological experiments and deconstructions of learning theory, the philosophical critique of reductionism in favor of teleology is developed in the first part of Explanation. Please choose Priority / Expedited shipping for faster delivery. (No shipping to Mexico, Brazil or Italy.)

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