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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: 6th April 1992
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The essays in this volume are concerned with our everyday and developed scientific systems of explanation of human behavior in terms of beliefs, attitudes, memories, and the like. The volume provides an introduction to the lively contemporary debate about the status and theoretical viability of such forms of "folk-psychological" explanation, in the light of recent developments in neurobiology and cognitive science. It can be used as a textbook for advanced courses in the philosophy of 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: 9780521408981
ISBN-10: 0521408989
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 6th April 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45