Cartesian Psychology and Physical Minds: Individualism and the Science of the Mind
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BeschreibungProfessor Wilson carefully examines the most influential arguments for individualism.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; 1. Introduction: what is individualism in psychology?; Part I. On Arguments for Individualism: 2. An a priori argument: the argument from causal powers; 3. An Empirical Argument: The Computational Argument; 4. Methodological arguments; Part II. Psychological Explanation and Mental Causation: 5. Rethinking the Role of Causal Powers in Taxonomy and Explanation; 6. Making sense of mental causation; 7. The Place of Folk Psychology: Computationalism, Individualism and Narrow Content; Part III. The Case Against Individualism: 8. The Causal Depth and Theoretical appropriateness of wide psychology; 9. Individualistic visions of psychology: prospects and problems; 10. Conclusion: Cartesian psychology and the science of the mind; References; Index.
Pressestimmen"The book offers an extensive critique of individualism in psychology...The author...opens the subject up for non-philosophers in psychology and computer science. He carefully examines the most influential arguments for individualism and identifies the main metaphysical assumptions underlying them...the book has implications for a very broad range of philosophical issues..." International Journal of Psychology "The present work is a powerful addition to the debate concerning individualism. It value lies in its clear presentation and much-needed critical summary of recent developments in individualism." Choice "Robert Wilson's intelligent and careful book is a smart step in the direction of anti-individualist wide psychology and a good help to clarify the terms of the debate." Augustin Vicente, Philosophy in Review "This book offers an extensive critique of individualism in psychology...[Wilson] opens the subject up for non-philosophers in psychology and computer science. He carefully examines the most influential arguments for individualism and identifies the main metaphysical assumptions underlying them...the book has implications for a very broad philosophical range." International Journal of Psychology
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Philosoph'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten