Studies in Brain and Mind

Cartographies of the Mind

Philosophy and Psychology in Intersection

Editors: Marraffa, Massimo, De Caro, Mario, Ferretti, Francesco (Eds.)

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The present book is a collection of essays exploring some classical dimensions of mind both from the perspective of an empirically-informed philosophy and from the point of view of a philosophically-informed psychology.

In the last three decades, the level of interaction between philosophy and psychology has increased dramatically. As a contribution to this trend, this book explores some areas in which this interaction has been very productive – or, at least, highly provocative.

The interaction between philosophy and psychology can be of different kinds. For example, psychology can be the subject for philosophy of science. In such a case, the philosopher of science pursues the usual set of issues (explanation, reduction, etc.) within the special case of psychology. Or, philosophy can be the source of proposals for improving psychology. Vice versa, the findings of psychology can be used to criticize philosophical theories and suggest ways to resolve some traditional philosophical questions about the mind, such as the nature of mental representation, perception, emotion, memory, consciousness and free will.

The chapters in this book reflect these different forms of interaction in an effort to clarify issues and debates concerning some traditional cognitive capacities. The result is a philosophically and scientifically up-to-date collection of "cartographies of the mind".

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Computational Explanation and Mechanistic Explanation of Mind

    Gualtiero Piccinini

    Pages 23-36

  • Language and Comprehension Processes

    Elisabetta Gola

    Pages 131-143

  • Autonomous Agency and Social Psychology

    Eddy Nahmias

    Pages 169-185

  • Extended Cognition and the Unity of Mind. Why We are Not “Spread into the World”

    Michele Di Francesco

    Pages 211-225

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cartographies of the Mind
Book Subtitle
Philosophy and Psychology in Intersection
Editors
  • Massimo Marraffa
  • Mario De Caro
  • Francesco Ferretti
Series Title
Studies in Brain and Mind
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5444-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5444-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5443-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7370-9
Series ISSN
1573-4536
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 374
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