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Folk Psychology An Introduction (Canadian Philosophical Monographs ; 10) by Mark Thornton

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Published by Canadian Philosophical .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Psychology,
  • Ethnopsychology

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8352504M
ISBN 100919936083
ISBN 109780919936089

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I both learned from and hugely enjoyed this book. —David C. Funder University of California, Riverside. Garth Fletcher's The Scientific Credibility of Folk Psychology brings a refreshing breath of fresh air to current debates about the scientific status and merit of folk psychology, and is bound to have a very significant impact. In a short Cited by: Book Description Wiley-Blackwell 11/15/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Folk Psychology. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | 3/5(1).   Intended for courses in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and science, as well as anthropology and social psychology, this anthology is also of great value in courses focusing on folk models, eliminative materialism, explanation, psychological theory, and -- in particular -- Brand: Scott M. Christensen. Folk Wisdom: Was Grandma Right? How does folk wisdon, passed down through generations, measure up against decades of research? By Robert Epstein Ph.D., published November 1, - .

In philosophy of mind and cognitive science, folk psychology, or commonsense psychology, is a human capacity to explain and predict the behavior and mental state of other people. Processes and items encountered in daily life such as pain, pleasure, excitement and anxiety use common linguistic terms as opposed to technical or scientific jargon. The average person has a rich belief system about the thoughts and motives of people. From antiquity to the beginning of this century, Stephen Stich points out, this folk psychology was employed in such systematic psychology as there was: Those who theorized about the mind shared the bulk of their terminology and their conceptual apparatus with poets, critics, historians,/5. An argument that challenges the dominant "theory theory" and simulation theory approaches to folk psychology by claiming that our everyday understanding of intentional actions done for reasons is acquired by exposure to and engaging in specific kinds of narratives. Established wisdom in cognitive science holds that the everyday folk psychological abilities of humans—our capacity to. Folk psychology as a lay theory of mind is a descriptive theory derived inductively from the process(es) of describing the experience of human behavior (including thoughts or cognition). Folk accounts contrast with a long tradition in neurophilosophy of attempting to eliminate the subjective through an approach called eliminative materialism.

Within the past ten years, the discussion of the nature of folk psychology and its role in explaining behavior and thought has become central to the philosophy of mind. However, no comprehensive account of the contemporary debate or collection of the works that make up this debate has yet been available. Intending to fill this gap, this volume begins with the crucial background for the. Folk psychology (sometimes called naïve psychology or common sense psychology) is the psychological theory implicit in our everyday ascriptions of others' actions, and includes concepts such as belief ("he thinks that Peter is wise"), desire ("she wants that piece of cake"), fear ("Alex is afraid of spiders") and hope ("she hopes that he is on. Intended for courses in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and science, as well as anthropology and social psychology, this anthology is also of great value in courses focusing on folk models, eliminative materialism, explanation, psychological theory, and -- in particular -- intentional psychology. The average person has a rich belief system about the thoughts and motives of people. From antiquity to the beginning of this century, Stephen Stich points out, this "folk psychology" was employed in such systematic psychology as there was: "Those who theorized about the mind shared the bulk of their terminology and their conceptual apparatus with poets, critics, historians, economists, and.