Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology

John Benjamins Pub. Co (2012)
Abstract
Intended for philosophically minded psychologists and psychologically minded philosophers, this book identifies the ways that psychology has hobbled itself by adhering too strictly to empiricism, this being the doctrine that all knowledge is observation-based. In the first part of this two-part work, it is shown that empiricism is false. In the second part, the psychology-relevant consequences of this fact are identified. Five of these are of special importance. First, whereas some psychopathologies (e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder) corrupt the activity mediated by one’s psychological architecture, others (e.g. sociopathy) corrupt that architecture itself. Second, the basic tenets of psychoanalysis are coherent. Third, all propositional attitudes are beliefs. Fourth, selves are minds that self-evaluate. Fifth, it is by giving our thoughts a perceptible form that we enable ourselves to evaluate them, and it is by expressing ourselves in language and art that we give our thoughts a perceptible form.
Keywords rationality  psychoanalysis  agency  empiricism  content-internalism
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $53.50 new (67% off)   $53.50 used (67% off)   $150.10 direct from Amazon (5% off)    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9027213534   9789027213532
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index Translate to english
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,392
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Edouard Machery (2006). Two Dogmas of Neo-Empiricism. Philosophy Compass 1 (4):398–412.
Richard Creath (1995). Are Dinosaurs Extinct? Foundations of Science 1 (2):285-297.
Albert Casullo (2000). Is Empiricism Coherent? The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 5:61-74.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-04-04

Total downloads

26 ( #68,184 of 1,102,934 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #120,755 of 1,102,934 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.