Cover: Readings in Philosophy of Psychology, Volume II, from Harvard University PressCover: Readings in Philosophy of Psychology, Volume II in E-DITION

Readings in Philosophy of Psychology, Volume II

Edited by Ned Block

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674594722

Publication Date: 01/01/1981

366 pages

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

This book of readings in philosophy of psychology provides a complete introduction to the philosophical problems underlying the modern study of mind and behavior. In recent years, the need for such a book has become increasingly acute as psychologists, philosophers, linguists, and computer scientists develop the theoretical tools to make a fresh attack on traditional problems of knowledge. Ned Block has collected the most important papers by the major figures in the field to provide the only central reference now available for scholars and students in this growing area of inquiry.

The first volume of this two-volume work covered general approaches to the study of mind: behaviorism, reductionism, and functionalism. This second volume addresses the central topics in modern cognitive science: mental representation, imagery, grammar and innate ideas.

Among the contributors to Volume II are Geach, Harman, and Field on “Mental Representation”; Dennett, Kosslyn, and Pylyshyn on “Imagery”; Chomsky, Katz, and Stich on “Grammar”; and Chomsky, Fodor, and Putnam on “Innate Ideas.”

From Our Blog

9780674238084

Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.