- Series: MIT Press
- Paperback: 440 pages
- Publisher: A Bradford Book; second edition edition (March 5, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262560569
- ISBN-13: 978-0262560566
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Science of the Mind: 2nd Edition second edition Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Frequently Bought Together
This work by a philosopher well versed in current psychological movements is clearly the best contemporary introduction to the quest for a science of mind.... Showing the requisite respect for each of the major thinkers or movements that he examines -- Descartes, James, Freud, Skinner, Piaget, Kohlberg, cognitive scientists, Proponents of artificial intelligence, sociobiologists -- [Flanagan] exposes in each case the presuppositions and the limitations, raises penetrating questions about the coherence and adequacy of the theories.(Choice)
To survey the contemporary scene as intelligently and judiciously as Flanagan does here is no mean accomplishment. As an unpolemical guide to current issues in the philosophy of psychology, it is an important contribution to the literature.(Gerald E. Myers, Graduate Center, CUNY Teaching Philosophy)
About the Author
Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Consciousness Reconsidered and The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.
Top Customer Reviews
Science of the Mind is superb in its treatment of its subjects both historically and conceptually. Flanagan is also not afraid to take a stand on each of the theories he recounts, from Cartesian dualism to sociobiology and computational mind theories and to do so in an even-handed yet persuasive way.
The result is that you learn an incredible amount from each of the theories, whether they are currently in fashion or not. This is one of those rare volumes that can legitimately be said to be a kind of education (about a single cluster of topics) in a single book.
(I was disappointed that my shipping wasn't covered by my shipping plan.)