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The Future of Folk Psychology : Intentionality and Cognitive Science - John D. Greenwood

The Future of Folk Psychology

Intentionality and Cognitive Science

By: John D. Greenwood (Editor)

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Published: 25th October 1991
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The essays in this volume are concerned with the theoretical developments in cognitive science for our everyday system of exploration of human actions in terms of beliefs, attitudes, memories, and so on. The volume provides an introduction to the lively contemporary debate about the status and theoretical viability of such forms of 'folk psychology' explanation, in the light of recent developments in neurobiology and cognitive science. It could be used as a textbook for advanced courses in the philosophy of the mind, psychology, and cognitive science.

"...a rich supplement to a traditional course in the philosophy of mind or a main text for a course that emphasizes just these issues. Among the book's strengths is that it collects excellent papers on folk psychology by key players in the field." Frederick Adams, Teaching Philosophy

Preface
Introduction: folk psychology and scientific psychology
Fodor+s guide to mental representation: the intelligent auntie+s vade-mecum
Folk psychology and the explanation of human behaviour
Reasons to believe
Connectionism, eliminativism, and the future of folk psychology
Being indiscrete
Two contrasts: folk craft versus folk science, and belief versus opinion
Folk psychology is here to stay
Folk-psychological explanations
Losing your mind: physics, identity, and folk burglar prevention
+Tractarian states+ and folk-psychological explanation
The autonomy of folk psychology
A culturalist account of folk psychology
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521403351
ISBN-10: 0521403359
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25th October 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62