Cartesian Psychology and Physical Minds

Philosophical Quarterly 47 (188):392-395 (1997)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This book offers a sustained critique of individualism in psychology, a view that has been the subject of debate between philosophers such as Jerry Fodor and Tyler Burge for many years. The author approaches individualism as an issue in the philosophy of science and by discussing issues such as computationalism and the mind's modularity he opens the subject up for non-philosophers in psychology and computer science. Professor Wilson carefully examines the most influential arguments for individualism and identifies the main metaphysical assumptions underlying them. Since the topic is so central to the philosophy of mind, a discipline generating enormous research and debate, the book has implications for a very broad range of philosophical issues including the naturalisation of intentionality, psychophysical supervenience, the nature of mental causation, and the viability of folk psychology.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,594

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Cartesian Psychology and Physical Minds: Individualism and the Sciences of the Mind.Keith Butler - 1998 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):723-726.
Disembodied Minds and Personal Identity.Thomas W. Smythe - 1988 - Philosophy Research Archives 14:415-423.
Human Minds and Physical Objects.John L. Roberts - 1947 - Journal of Philosophy 44 (July):434-441.
The Modal Status of Materialism.Joseph Levine & Kelly Trogdon - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 145 (3):351 - 362.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-02-06

Downloads
18 (#608,088)

6 months
1 (#418,924)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Two Views of Realization.Robert A. Wilson - 2001 - Philosophical Studies 104 (1):1-31.
Genuinely Collective Emotions.Bryce Huebner - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1 (1):89-118.
The Sound of Music: Externalist Style.Luke Kersten & Robert A. Wilson - 2016 - American Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2):139-154.
The Shadows and Shallows of Explanation.Robert A. Wilson & Frank Keil - 1998 - Minds and Machines 8 (1):137-159.

View all 26 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references