Faculty Research: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Weiskopf on the publication of his book An Introduction to the Philosophy of Psychology (with Fred Adams, Cambridge University Press).
From the publisher:
Psychology aims to give us a scientific account of how the mind works. But what does it mean to have a science of the mental, and what sort of picture of the mind emerges from our best psychological theories? This book addresses these philosophical puzzles in a way that is accessible to readers with little or no background in psychology or neuroscience. Using clear and detailed case studies and drawing on up-to-date empirical research, it examines perception and action, the link between attention and consciousness, the modularity of mind, how we understand other minds, and the influence of language on thought, as well as the relationship between mind, brain, body, and world. The result is an integrated and comprehensive overview of much of the architecture of the mind, which will be valuable for both students and specialists in philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science.
Dr. Weiskopf is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. His research involves how empirical research in psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics can illuminate traditional philosophical questions about the mind, and in the foundations of the cognitive sciences, including their methods, theories, and models. Recent publications include:
- The architecture of higher thought. (2014). In Mark Sprevak and Jesper Kallestrup (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Mind (pp. 242-261). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Models and mechanisms in psychological explanation. (2011). Synthese, 183, 313–338.
- The functional unity of special science kinds. (2011). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 62, 233–258.
- The Goldilocks problem and extended cognition. (2010). Cognitive Systems Research, 11, 313–323.
- Understanding is not simulating: A reply to Gibbs and Perlman. (2010). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 309–312.