The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology

2nd Edition

Sarah Robins, John Symons, Paco Calvo

Routledge
August 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 800 Pages
ISBN 9780367336790 - CAT# K432859
Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

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Summary

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology, Second Edition is an invaluable guide and major reference source to the key 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-eight chapters organised into six clear parts:

  • Historical Background to Philosophy of Psychology
  • Psychological Explanation
  • Cognition and Representation
  • The Biological Basis of Psychology
  • Perceptual Experience
  • Personhood.

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.

For the second edition six new chapters have been added to address the following important topics: belief and representation in nonhuman animals; prediction error minimzation; contemporary neuroscience; plant neurobiology; epistemic judgment; and group cognition.

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.

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