Dualism: The Original Sin of Cognitivism

L. Erlbaum Associates (2004)
Directed to scholars and senior-level graduate students, this book is an iconoclastic survey of the history of dualism and its impact on contemporary cognitive psychology. It argues that much of modern cognitive or mentalist psychology is built upon a cryptodualism--the idea that the mind and brain can be thought of as independent entities. This dualism pervades so much of society that it covertly influences many aspects of modern science, particularly psychology. To support the argument, the history of dualism is extended over 100,000 years--from the Paleolithic times until modern philosophical and psychological thinking. The questions regarding this topic that are answered in the book are: 1) Does dualism influence the scientific theories of psychology? 2) If so, should dualism be put aside in the search for a more objective analysis of human mentation?
Keywords Cognitive psychology Philosophy  Dualism History
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $79.35 used (46% off)   $123.00 new (16% off)   $145.00 direct from Amazon    Amazon page
Call number BF201.U88 2004
ISBN(s) 0805851291   9780805851298
 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
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 15,974
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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Riccardo Manzotti (2011). Is Consciousness Just Conscious Behavior? International Journal of Machine Consciousness 3 (02):353-360.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

38 ( #86,274 of 1,725,870 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #348,700 of 1,725,870 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

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