Bem, Sacha, 1940-

Theoretical issues in psychology : an introduction / Sacha Bem and Huib Looren de Jong. - Third edition. - Los Angeles SAGE, 2013 - xi, 400 pages ; 24 cm

Previous ed.: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006, reprinted 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-390) and indexes.

Chapter 1. Science : why, and how? Some basic ideas in scientific method --
chapter 2. Kind of explanations : laws, interpretations and functions --
chapter 3. Philosophy of science (1) : logical positivism and its failure --
chapter 4. Philosophy of science (2) : criticism and alternatives to positivism --
chapter 5. Sociology and psychology of science --
chapter 6. Introducing philosophy of mind, brain and cognition --
chapter 7. Modern approaches to mind (1) : the language-based view : functionalism and the computational theory of mind --
chapter 8. Modern approaches to mind (2) : the brain-based view : neurophilosophy, connectionism and dynamicism --
chapter 9. the extended mind : biology, body, and environment --
chapter 10. consciousness and free will.


The 3rd edition of Theoretical Issues in Psychology provides an authoritative overview of the conceptual issues in psychology which introduces the underlying philosophies that underpin them. It includes new insights across the philosophy of science combined with increased psychological coverage to show clearly how these two communities interrelate, ensuring an integrative understanding of the fundamental debates and Read more...

9780857029782 9780857029799 (pbk)


Psychology.
Philosophy of mind.

150.1 / BEM

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