An introduction to the philosophy of psychology (#0636ZU2)

by Weiskopf, Daniel A

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Paperback Cambridge University Press, 2015
Price: USD 34.99
Description: xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Dewey: 150.1; Audience: Adult


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PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body. Psychology Philosophy.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-304) and index. "Our topic here is psychology, the self-styled science of the mind. Psychology's aim is to explain mental phenomena by describing the underlying processes, systems, and mechanisms that give rise to them. These hidden causal levers underlie all of our mental feats, including our richest conscious perceptions, our most subtle chains of reasoning, and our widest-ranging plans and actions. While the phenomena of mind are intimately related to events occurring in the brain, these psychological explanations are, we will argue, distinct and autonomous from explanations in terms of neural processes and mechanisms. According to the view we present here, psychology and neuroscience are different enterprises"--Provided by publisher.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: January 15, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy
  • Dewey: 150.1
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Tracings: Adams, Frederick, author.
  • ISBN-10: 0-521-74020-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-521-74020-3
  • LCCN: 2014-034058
  • Follett Number: 0636ZU2
  • Audience: Adult

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