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.
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An accessible exploration of the major philosophical issues in psychology, drawing upon detailed case studies and the latest empirical research.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
January 15, 2015
Cambridge introductions to philosophy
xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Adams, Frederick, author.
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