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The Philosophy of Psychology

Philosophy of Psychology

The Philosophy of Psychology, Readers of this book should already have some familiarity with modern philosophy of mind, and at least a glancing acquaintance with contemporary psychology and cognitive science. (Anyone of whom this is not true
is recommended to look at one or more of the introductions listed at the
end of the chapter.)

however, Here we shall only try to set the arguments of
subsequent chapters into context by surveying – very briskly – some of the
historical debates and developments which form the background to our
work. Developments in philosophy of mind,

nonetheless, Philosophy of mind in the English-speaking world has been dominated by two main ambitions throughout most of the twentieth century – to avoid causal mysteries about the workings of the mind, and to meet skepticism about other minds by providing a reasonable account of what we can know, or justifiably infer, about the mental states of other people. So most work in this field has been governed by two constraints, which we will call naturalism and psychological knowledge.

nevertheless, The Philosophy of Psychology According to naturalism human beings are complex biological organisms and as such are part of the natural order, being subject to the same laws of nature as everything else in the world. Psychological knowledge has two aspects, depending upon whether our knowledge is of other people or of ourselves. Different accounts of the mental will yield different stories about how we can have knowledge of it, or indeed whether we can have such knowledge at all. Download bellow

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