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Philosophy and History of Psychology
Selected Works of Elizabeth Valentine





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ISBN 9781848722941
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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This book enables the reader to trace developments in the philosophy and history of psychology. It provides a broad treatment of the main conceptual issues in psychology, explaining what the problems are, outlining the main approaches taken to them, and indicating their relative merits and demerits.

Table of Contents

Paer I: Philosophy 1. Philosophy and psychology 2. Psychology as science 3. Folk psychology and its implications for cognitive science: discussion 4. Introspection 5. The possibility of a science of experience: an examination of some conceptual problems facing the study of consciousness 6. Dissociation and the delimitation of consciousness: implications of neuropsychological phenomena for philosophical conceptions of consciousness 7. Perception and action in East and West 8. Metaphysics 9. Mind-body problems: distinguishing the soluble from the insoluble 10. Explanation 11. Reduction Part II: From philosophy to history 12. Neural nets: from Hartley and Hebb to Hinton 13. G. F. Stout’s philosophical psychology 14. Biographical introduction to James Sully’s Studies of Childhood Part III: History 15. Psychology at Bedford College London 1849–1985 16. Measuring the mind: Beatrice Edgell, pioneer woman psychologist of Bedford College 17. The founding of the Psychological Laboratory, University College London: “Dear Galton . . . Yours truly, J Sully” 18. Spooks and spoofs: relations between psychical research and academic psychology in Britain in the inter-war period 19. To care or to understand? Women members of the British Psychological Society 1901–1918 20. The other woman 21. “A brilliant and many-sided personality”: Jessie Margaret Murray, founder of the Medico-Psychological Clinic

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