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Cartesian Psychology and Physical Minds Individualism and the Science of the Mind

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ISBN-10: 052159734X

ISBN-13: 9780521597340

Edition: 1997

Authors: Robert Andrew Wilson, Jonathan Dancy, John Haldane, Gilbert Harman, Frank Jackson

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Robert A. Wilson presents an extensive critique of individualism in psychology, a view that has been the subject of debate between philosopers such as Jerry Fodor and Tyler Burge for many years.
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List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.50" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.748

Gilbert Harman is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of Explaining Value and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.

What is individualism in psychology?
On Arguments for Individualism
An A Priori argument: the argument from causal powers
An Empirical Argument: The Computational Argument
Methodological arguments
Psychological Explanation and Mental Causation
Rethinking the Role of Causal Powers in Taxonomy and Explanation
Making sense of mental causation
The Place of Folk Psychology: Computationalism, Individualism, and Narrow Content
The Case Against Individualism
The Causal Depth and Theoretical Appropriateness of Wide Psychology
Individualistic visions of psychology: prospects and problems
Cartesian Psychology and the Science of the Mind