The Resource Cartesian psychology and physical minds : individualism and the sciences of the mind, Robert A. Wilson

Cartesian psychology and physical minds : individualism and the sciences of the mind, Robert A. Wilson

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Cartesian psychology and physical minds : individualism and the sciences of the mind
Title
Cartesian psychology and physical minds
Title remainder
individualism and the sciences of the mind
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an extensive critique of individualism in psychology, a view that has been the subject of debate between philosophers such as Jerry Fodor and Tyler Burge for many years. Rob Wilson approaches individualism as an issue in the philosophy of science, and by discussing issues such as computationalism and the mind's modularity, he opens the subject up for non-philosophers in psychology and computer science. Professor Wilson carefully examines the most influential arguments for individualism and identifies the main metaphysical assumptions underlying them. Because the topic is so central to the philosophy of mind, an area generating enormous research and debate at present, the book has implications for a very broad range of philosophical issues, including the naturalization of intentionality, psychophysical supervenience, the nature of mental causation, and the viability of folk psychology
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Robert A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD418.3
LC item number
.W54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Individualism
  • Human behavior
  • Psychologie philosophique
  • Individualisme
  • Comportement humain
  • Human behavior
  • Individualism
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Individualisme
Label
Cartesian psychology and physical minds : individualism and the sciences of the mind, Robert A. Wilson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: What is individualism in psychology? -- 2. An a priori argument: the argument from causal powers -- 3. An empirical argument: the computational argument -- 4. Methodological arguments -- 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 -- 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780521474023
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
94036307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31207004
  • (OCoLC)ocm31207004
Label
Cartesian psychology and physical minds : individualism and the sciences of the mind, Robert A. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: What is individualism in psychology? -- 2. An a priori argument: the argument from causal powers -- 3. An empirical argument: the computational argument -- 4. Methodological arguments -- 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 -- 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 273 p.
Isbn
9780521474023
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
94036307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31207004
  • (OCoLC)ocm31207004

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