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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology

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ISBN 9780415493956
Published August 2, 2011 by Routledge
704 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the major topics, problems, concepts and debates in philosophy of psychology and is the first companion of its kind. A team of renowned international contributors provide forty-two chapters organised into eight clear parts:

  • historical background
  • the status of psychological theories
  • models of the mind
  • behaviour, development and the brain
  • thought and language
  • perception and consciousness
  • the inner world
  • psychology and the Self.

The Companion covers key topics such as the origins of experimental psychology; folk psychology; behaviorism and functionalism; philosophy, psychology and neuroscience; the language of thought, modularity, nativism and representational theories of mind; consciousness and the senses; dreams emotion and temporality; personal identity and the philosophy of psychopathology.

Essential reading for all students of philosophy of mind, science and psychology, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology will also be of interest to anyone studying psychology and its related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction Paco Calvo and John Symons  Part 1: Historical Background  1. Rationalist Roots of Modern Psyhology Gary Hatfield  2. Empiricist roots of modern psychology Raymond Martin  3. Origins of Experimental Psychology Alan Kim  Part 2: The Status of Psychological Theories  4. Is Folk Psychology a Theory? Ian Ravenscroft  5. What is a Psyhological Explanation  William Betchel & Cory Wright  6. The Interface Bewteen Neuroscience and Psychology Valerie Hardcastle  Part 3: Modeling the Mind : The Battle of the ‘isms’  7. Behavourism David Braddon-Mitchell  8. Cognitivism Alan Garnham  9. Computational Functionalism Tom Polger  10. Connectionism Noel Sharkey  11. Dynamicism Gregor Schöner  12. Interactivism Mark Bickhard  Part 4: Behavior, Development and the Brain  13. Conceptual Problems in Statistics, Testing and Experimentation David Danks  14. Imaging Technologies Geraint Rees  15. Neural Mehanisms Carl Craver  16. Cellular and Sub-cellular Neuroscience John Bickle  17. Evolutionary Models in Psychology Michael Wheeler  18. Development and Learning Aarre Laakso  19. Embodied Cognition and the Extended Mind Ken Aizawa & Fred Adams  20. Actiona and Mind Alfred Mele  Part 5: Thought and Language  21. The Many Problems of Representation Zoltan Dienes  22. Naturalising Content Dan Ryder  23. Language and Thought Susan Schneider  24. Modularity Verena Gottschling  25. Nativism Richard Samuels  26. Non-human Minds and Languages Colin Allen  27. Mind Reading Joseph Cruz  28. Representation and the Brain Art Markman  Part 6: Perception and Consciousness 29. Consciousness Timothy Bayne  30. Individuating the Senses Brian Keeley  31. Vision Patricia Churchland & John Jacobson  32. Color Jonathan Cohen  33. Audition Casey O'Callaghan  34. Attention Christopher Mole  Part 7: The Inner World  35. Introspection Jordi Fernández  36. Memory Mark Rowland  37. Dreams John Sutton  38. Emotion Anthony Atkinson  39. The Unconscious/Freud Edward Erwin  40. Temporality Rick Grush  Part 8 Psychology and the Self  41. Personal Identity Marya Schechtman  42. Emodiment in Schitzophrenia Giovanni Stanghellini  43. Confabulation William Hirstein  44. Aphasis Daniel Kolak  45. (Propositional) Imagination Shaun Nichols  46. Moral Judgements Jennifer Nado, Daniel Kelly & Stephen Stich  47. Buddhist Perspectives Owen Flanagan  A Glossary for Philosophy of Psychology  Index



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'This work should serve as the standard reference for those interested in gaining a reliable overview of the burgeoning field of philosophical psychology. Summing Up: Essential.' – Choice

'If someone were to ask me to select a book to be placed in a cornerstone or time capsule to be opened 100 years hence, this book would be on my short list, for it will offer the intellectual historian working in 2110 a clear view of how the mind of our time is understood.' – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

'The essays here, by outstanding scholars in philosophy of psychology, are exemplary for their theoretical sophistication, informative explanations of empirical work, and balanced overviews of relevant research areas. Nobody interested in philosophy of psychology will want to be without this excellent volume.' – David Rosenthal, City University, New York, USA

'This collection provides an exceptionally wide-ranging review of recent advances and theoretical disputes in psychology, and closely related issues in evolutionary biology and neuroscience. It reflects philosophical sophistication, scientific expertise, and historical sensitivity.' – Margaret Boden, University of Sussex, UK

'This is a highly useful and timely collection of essays by philosophers who consider advances in cognitive neuroscience and their relevance for the philosophy of mind. This is a compendium that will help connect the two cultures and I enthusiastically endorse this volume to both communities.' – Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University, USA

'An excellent collection of new essays, many by major contributors to the literature. No library or individual interested in current work in the philosophy of psychology should wish to be without it.' – George Graham, Georgia State University, USA

'In sum, The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology provides a helpful survey of the issues that define one of today's hottest areas of philosophical research. ...The entries are clear, engaging, and balanced, and the companion is, on the whole, a welcome research tool for graduate students and professionals seeking to enrich their understanding of foundational issues in cognitive science.' – David Pereplyotchik, Hamilton College, USA in Metapsychology Online Reviews