Philosophical psychology in historical perspective: Review essay of J.-c. Smith (ed.), Historical foundations of cognitive science [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Psychology 9 (3):381 – 390 (1996)
Historiography of science faces a preliminary question of strategy. A continuist conception of the history of science poses research problems different from those of a dynamic conception, which acknowledges that not only our theoretical knowledge but also the explananda themselves may change under the influence of new scientific insights. Whereas continuist historiography may advance our understanding of (the historical background of) current theoretical problems, dynamic historiography may also make a creative contribution to the progress of present-day research. This f act is illustrated in a discussion of the various treatments of paradigmatic episodes in the history of philosophical psychology collected in the book under review, ranging from Socratic and Platonic sources of cognitivism, through medieval and modem views on mental language, representation and consciousness, to such 20th-century contributions as those of Husserl, Titchener, and analytic philosophy.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
Daniel C. Dennett (1991). Real Patterns. Journal of Philosophy 88 (1):27-51.
Noam Chomsky (1968). Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. Philosophical Review 77 (2):229-235.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kurt Bayertz (1991). Forschungsprogramm Und Wissenschaftsentwicklung. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 22 (2):229 - 243.
James T. Cushing (1998). Philosophical Concepts in Physics: The Historical Relation Between Philosophy and Scientific Theories. Cambridge University Press.
Ronald Edmund Doel & Thomas Söderqvist (eds.) (2006). The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine: Writing Recent Science. Routledge.
Thomas Sturm & Annette Mülberger (2012). Crisis Discussions in Psychology—New Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 43 (2):425-433.
Brian M. Hughes (2011). Psychology Express: Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology. Pearson.
Roger Ariew (1986). Descartes as Critic of Galileo's Scientific Methodology. Synthese 67 (1):77 - 90.
John D. Greenwood (1999). From Volkerpsychologie to Cultural Psychology: The Once and Future Discipline? Philosophical Psychology 12 (4):503 – 514.
Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer, Achim Mittag & Jörn Rüsen (eds.) (2005). Historical Truth, Historical Criticism, and Ideology: Chinese Historiography and Historical Culture From a New Comparative Perspective. Brill.
James L. Pate (1989). Historical Problems: A Review Essay of Baars's the Cognitive Revolution in Psychology. Philosophical Psychology 2 (3):315 – 324.
Added to index2009-03-08
Total downloads8 ( #368,084 of 1,789,926 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #423,018 of 1,789,926 )
How can I increase my downloads?