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Philosophy of Psychology

  • Mario Bunge
  • Rubén Ardila

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 3-24
    3. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 25-39
  3. Approach and Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
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      Pages 43-61
    3. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 62-86
  4. Brainless Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 89-115
    3. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 116-135
  5. Biopsychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 139-165
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      Pages 166-184
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      Pages 185-218
  6. The Social Aspect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
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      Pages 221-232
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      Pages 233-250
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      Pages 251-262
  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Mario Bunge, Rubén Ardila
      Pages 265-285
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 287-327

About this book

Introduction

This book is about some topical philosophical and methodological prob­ lems that arise in the study of behavior and mind, as well as in the treatment of behavioral and mental disorders. It deals with such questions as 'What is behavior a manifestation of?', 'What is mind, and how is it related to matter?', 'Which are the positive legacies, if any, of the major psychological schools?', 'How can behavior and mind best be studied?', and 'Which are the most effective ways of modifying behavioral and mental processes?' These questions and their kin cannot be avoided in the long run because they fuel the daily search for better hypotheses, experimental designs, techniques, and treatments. They also occur in the critical examination of data and theories, as well as methods for the treatment of behavioral and mental disorders. All students of human or animal, normal or abnormal behavior and mind, whether their main concern is basic or applied, theoretical or em­ pirical, admit more or less tacitly to a large number of general philosophi­ cal and methodological principles.

Keywords

biology brain cognition educational psychology memory perception philosophy psychiatry psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Bunge
    • 1
  • Rubén Ardila
    • 2
  1. 1.Foundations and Philosophy of Science UnitMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Departamento de PsicologíaUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia

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