Mind: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction to the Major Theories

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Hackett Publishing, 2006 - Philosophy - 199 pages
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An historical overview and evaluation of modern psychology's theoretical foundations, Mind ranges from Descartes to dynamics in its discussion of such topics as introspectionism, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and the varieties of contemporary cognitive science. Throughout, these theories are examined and assessed as attempts to construct an overall conception of the perso--as general theories of human nature.

 

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Contents

Cartesianism
1
The Rise and Fall of Introsective Psychology
21
The Background of Psychoanalysis
38
The Theory of Psychoanalysis
52
Psyxhology Loses Its Mind The Behavioral Revolution
79
The Transition from Behaviorism to Cognitive Science
109
Mind Regained The Cognitive Revolution
129
Mind Extended Connectionist Dynamical and Situated Cognitive Science
160
Suggestions for Further Reading
185
Bibliography
191
Index
197
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André Kukla is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, where he is also a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Philosophy.

Joel Walmsley is Lecturer in Philosophy, University College Cork.

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