White Queen psychology and other essays for Alice

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White Queen psychology and other essays for Alice

Ruth Garrett Millikan

MIT Press, c1993

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"A Bradford book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-372) and index

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内容説明

Ruth Millikan's extended argument for a biological view of the study of cognition in "Language, Thought and Other Biological Categories" caught the attention of the philosophical community. This collection of essays serves both as an introduction to that volume and as an extension and application of Millikan's central and controversial themes, especially in the philosophy of psychology. The title essay, referring to the White Queen's practice of exercising her mind by believing impossible things, discusses meaning rationalism and argues that rationality is not in the head, indeed, that there is no legitimate interpretation under which logical possibility and necessity are known a priori. Nor are there any laws of rational psychology. Rationality is not a lawful occurrence but a biological norm that is effected in an integrated head-world system under biologically ideal conditions. In other essays, Millikan clarifies her views on the nature of mental representation, explores whether human thought is a product of natural selection, examines the nature of behaviour as studied by the behavioural sciences, and discusses the issues of individualism in psychology, psychological explanation, indexicality in thought, what knowledge is, and the realism/antirealism debate.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA20671931
  • ISBN
    • 0262132885
  • LCCN
    92024024
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Cambridge, Mass.
  • ページ数/冊数
    xii, 387 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
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