'As an advanced introductory text, this book has much to recommend it to undergraduate and graduate philosophy students: as being clearly and engagingly written and...strking an excellent balance between exegesis and criticism...Essential reading for anyone with at least a little background in philosophy of psychology and wishes to learn more.' - Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson, Metapsychology On Line
'a great feat...chock full of examples from contemporary research, and beginners are brought to advanced discussion of contemporary thinking about cognition. Beginning philosophers, and serious researchers in philosophy and allied fields will profit from it."
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'An outstanding introductory text in philosophy of psychology that lends itself readily to use in a variety of courses. It will, in addition, constitute an independent, substantive contribution to philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind.' - David Rosenthal, City University of New York, USA
'Philosophers of psychology and philosophically minded psychologists are in need of just this kind of introductory book. I would recommend this material both for pedagogy and as a place for scholars to turn to for a refresher.' - Joe Cruz, Williams College, USAFrom the Publisher:
José Luis Bermúdez introduces the philosophy of psychology as an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and mechanisms of cognition. Philosophy of Psychology charts out four influential 'pictures of the mind' and uses them to explore central topics in the philosophical foundations of psychology, including the relation between different levels of studying the mind/brain; the nature and scope of psychological explanation; the architecture of cognition; and the relation between thought and language.
Chapters cover all the core concepts, including:
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Descripción Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 228 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Jose Luis Bermudez introduces the philosophy of psychology as an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature and mechanisms of cognition. Philosophy of Psychology charts out four influential pictures of the mind and uses them to explore central topics in the philosophical foundations of psychology, including the relation between different levels of studying the mind/brain; the nature and scope of psychological explanation; the architecture of cognition; and the relation between thought and language. Chapters cover all the core concepts, including: * models of psychological explanation * the nature of commonsense psychology * arguments for the autonomy of psychology * functionalist approaches to cognition * computational models of the mind * neural network modeling * rationality and mental causation * perception, action and cognition * the language of thought and the architecture of cognition. Philosophy of Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction is a very clear and well-structured textbook from one of the leaders in the field. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780415275958
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Descripción Routledge, 2005. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction. What is the Philosophy of Psychology? What counts as psychology? Historical background Philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind Chapter 1. Levels of Psychological Explanation and the Interface Problem 1.1. Explanation at different levels 1.2. Personal and subpersonal levels of explanation 1.3. Horizontal explanation, vertical explanation, and commonsense psychology 1.4. The interface problem and four pictures of the mind Chapter 2. The Nature of Commonsense Psychology: the Autonomous Mind and the Functional Mind 2.1. The autonomous mind and commonsense psychology 2.2. The autonomous mind and the interface problem 2.3. The functional mind 2.4. Philosophical functionalism vs. psychological functionalism 2.5. The functional mind and the interface problem Chapter 3. Causes in the Mind: From the Functional Mind to the Computational Mind 3.1. Causation by content: shortcomings in the functional picture of the mind 3.2. The computational mind and the language of thought 3.3. The mind as a computer Chapter 4. Neural Networks and the Neurobiological Mind 4.1. The co-evolutionary research strategy 4.2 Cognition, co-evolution, and the brain4.3. Neural network models 4.3. Neural network modelling and the co-evolutionary research paradigm: the exaple of language Chapter 5. Rationality, Mental Causation and Commonsense Psychology 5.1. Real patterns without real causes 5.2. Are the generalizations of commonsense psychology causal generalizations? 5.3. The counterfactual approach 5.4. Overview Chapter 6. The Scope of Commonsense Psychology 6.1. Thinking about the scope of commonsense psychology 6.2. Implicit and explicit commonsense psychology: the broad construal6.3. Modest revisionism: the simulationist proposal 6.4. Narrowing the scope of commonsense psychology (1)6.5. Narrowing the scope of commonsense psychology (2) 6.5.1. Emotion perception in social interactions 6.5.2. The indefinitely iterated prisoner's dilemma 6.5.3. Frames and routines 6.6. A suggestion? Chapter 7. From Perception to Action 7.1. From perception to action: the standard view 7.2. Cognitive architecture and the standard view 7.3. The distinction between perception and cognition 7.4. Domain-specific reasoning and the massive modularity hypothesis Chapter 8. Propositional Attitudes: Contents and Vehicle 8.1. Another look at the interface problem 8.2. The argument for structure 8.3. The problem of structure in artificial neural networks 8.4. Rejecting the structure requirement 8.5. Finding structure in artificial neural networks Chapter 9. Words and Thoughts 9.1. Thinking in words (1): the inner speech hypothesis 9.2. Thinking in words (2): the rewiring hypothesis 9.3. The state of play 9.4. Practical reasoning and the language of thought 9.5. Perceptual integration 9.6. Concept learning. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0415275954
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