The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology

1st Edition

Sarah Robins, John Symons, Paco Calvo

Routledge
Published February 4, 2009
Reference - 682 Pages
ISBN 9780415396325 - CAT# RU45843
Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

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Summary

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 six clear parts:

  • I. Historical background to the philosophy of psychology
    II. Psychological explanation
    III. Cognition and representation
    IV. The biological basis of psychology
    V. Perceptual experience
    VI. 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; personal identity; the philosophy of psychopathology and dreams, emotion and temporality.

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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