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An introduction to the philosophy of psychology / Daniel A. Weiskopf and Fred Adams.

By: Weiskopf, Daniel A, 1973-.
Contributor(s): Adams, Frederick.
Series: Cambridge introductions to philosophy.Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780521740203.Subject(s): Psychology -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 150.1
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Includes bibliographical references (pages: 275-304) and index.

"Our topic here is psychology, the self-styled science of the mind. Psychology's aim is to explain mental phenomena by describing the underlying processes, systems, and mechanisms that give rise to them. These hidden causal levers underlie all of our mental feats, including our richest conscious perceptions, our most subtle chains of reasoning, and our widest-ranging plans and actions. While the phenomena of mind are intimately related to events occurring in the brain, these psychological explanations are, we will argue, distinct and autonomous from explanations in terms of neural processes and mechanisms. According to the view we present here, psychology and neuroscience are different enterprises. We certainly wouldn't claim that our ever-increasing understanding of how the brain works has nothing to say to psychology: on the contrary, they are complimentary, since neuroscience can provide invaluable input to psychological theorizing (and vice versa, a point that we think is not stressed often enough). But our task will be to give a thorough account of the scope, methods, content, and prospects for a distinctive science of our mental lives"-- Provided by publisher.

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