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Folk Psychology

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter turns to grounds related to what has been called ‘folk psychology’: the untutored common-sense psychology which people continually undertake in relation to their behaviour and the ... More


Walking the Property:: Ownership, Space, and the Body in Motion in Edgar Huntly

Chad Luck

in The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter uncovers in Charles Brockden Brown’s gothic frontier novel a sophisticated engagement with eighteenth-century sensational psychologists, including Locke, Hume, and Condillac. The ... More


Connectionism, Eliminativism, and the Future of Folk Psychology1

William Ramsey, Stephen Stich, and Joseph Garon

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends that the thesis that, if a certain family of connectionist hypotheses turn out to be right, they will surely count as revolutionary. The chapter is organized as follows. Section ... More


The Commitments of Common-Sense Psychology

Scott Sehon

in Free Will and Action Explanation: A Non-Causal, Compatibilist Account

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198758495
eISBN:
9780191818394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758495.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

On the causal theory of action, common-sense reason explanations cite mental states as causes of behavior. Thus, on the causal theory, common-sense psychology is committed to seeing mental states as ... More


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