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Annals of Theoretical Psychology

  • Leendert P. Mos

Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. James Robert Brown
    Pages 17-21
  3. Mario Bunge
    Pages 23-26
  4. Thomas M. Nelson
    Pages 27-38
  5. Arild Utaker
    Pages 99-107
  6. Marek Aftowicz-Bielecki, Zofia Rosińska
    Pages 109-115
  7. Robert S. Steele
    Pages 127-132
  8. Joseph F. Rychlak
    Pages 207-225
  9. Paul Swartz
    Pages 303-306
  10. Stephen P. Stich
    Pages 351-356
  11. John Macnamara
    Pages 357-364
  12. L. Jonathan Cohen
    Pages 365-367
  13. James Deese
    Pages 381-391
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 393-402

About this book

Introduction

This discipline has become more reflective in recent years. It has also become blatantly philosophical, which is itself cause for reflection. The philosophy of psychology has not been exactly a burgeoning field, and yet psychologists and philosophers of all persuasions are writing philosophical psychology. Perhaps all this activity merely reflects the uneasy bifurcation of psychology into biological and cognitive domains. After all, there were similar flurries in the 1920s and 1950s when the discipline assumed new directions. But, before, there were too many things to do; scientific knowing seemed so compelling and so singular in methodology. Today, the entire enterprise is much more uncertain, and not just psychology, but all human scientific inquiry. The fun­ damental questions remain much the same, of course; what has changed is that philosophers are explicitly addressing questions of psy­ chology and psychologists are at least implicitly engaged in philosophy. The bounderies are no longer clear cut! Theoretical psychology is as much the doing of philosophy as it is of experimental research. Volume 4 of these Annals attests to this state of affairs. The psychologists' style reflects their philosophical understanding; the philosophers differ according to what they take to be psychological knowledge.

Keywords

Philosophical Psychology cognition cognitive psychology cognitive theory experiment hermeneutics knowledge methodology philosophy psychoanalysis psychology research state theoretical psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Leendert P. Mos
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical PsychologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmonton, AlbertaCanada

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