The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology

1st Edition

John Symons, Paco Calvo

Published August 2, 2011
Textbook - 704 Pages
ISBN 9780415493956 - CAT# Y100925
Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

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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.


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