Principles of Cognition, Language and Action Essays on the Foundations of a Science of Psychology

This book addresses a growing concern as to why Psychology, now more than a hundred years after becoming an independent research area, does not yet meet the basic requirements of a scientific discipline on a par with other sciences such as physics and biology. These requirements include: agree­ ment...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Praetorius, N.
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I: The Development of a Science of Psychology
  • 1 Introduction to Assumptions and Arguments
  • 2 Alternative Assumptions and Principles
  • 3 Problems of Explanations and Theories of Visual Perception
  • 4 Consequences for Perception Psychology and Epistemology
  • II: The Relation Between Language, Cognition and Reality
  • 5 The Relation Between Language and Reality
  • 6 Language, Concepts and Reality
  • 7 Situations, Action and Knowledge
  • 8 Scientific and Other Descriptions of Reality
  • 9 Physicalism and Psychology
  • 10 Context, Content and Reference- the Case for Beliefs and Intentionality
  • 11 Propositions about Real as Opposed to Fictitious Things
  • 12 Why There Still Cannot be a Causal Theory of Content
  • 13 The Relation Between Language, Cognition and Reality I
  • 14 The Relation Between Language, Cognition and Reality II
  • 15 The Relation Between Language, Cognition and Reality III
  • III: Identity
  • 16 Identity and Identification - Same and Different
  • IV: Persons
  • 17 Some Consequences of Epistemological Idealism
  • 18 Wittgenstein’s Theories of Language
  • 19 The External World and the Internal
  • 20 The Inter-Subjectivity of Knowledge and Language
  • 21 The Conditions for People to be and Function as Persons: Summary and Consequences
  • References