Cambridge University Press (1991)

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Ryan Bogdan
Washington University in St. Louis
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The contributors to this volume examine recent controversies about the importance of common sense psychology for our understanding of the human mind. Common sense provides a familiar and friendly psychological scheme by which to talk about the mind. Its categories tend to portray the mind as quite different from the rest of nature, and thus irreducible to physical matters and its laws. In this volume a variety of positions on common sense psychology from critical to supportive, from exegetical to speculative, are represented. Among the questions posed are: Is common sense psychology an empirical theory, a body of analytic knowledge, a practice or a strategy? If it is a legitimate enterprise can it be naturalized or not? If it is not legitimate can it be eliminated? Is its fate tied to our understanding of consciousness? Should we approach its concepts and generalizations from the standpoint of conceptual analysis or from the philosophy of science?
Keywords Psychology Philosophy  Philosophy of mind  Common sense
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Reprint years 2008, 2009, 2011
Call number BF38.M55 1991
ISBN(s) 9780511832758   9780521402019   9780511551659   9780521069397   0521402018   0521069394
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