The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism by Bruce ThyerThe Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism by Bruce Thyer

The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism

EditorBruce Thyer

Paperback | December 4, 2010

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The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism is the first book to describe the unique contributions of a behavioral perspective to the major issues of philosophy. Leading behavioral philosophers and psychologists have contributed chapters on: the origins of behaviorism as a philosophy of science; the basic principles of behaviorism; ontology; epistemology; values and ethics; free will, determinism and self-control; and language and verbal behavior. A concluding chapter provides an overview of some scholarly criticisms of behavioral philosophy. Far from espousing a `black box' perspective on human cognition and philosophical reasoning, behaviorism (as derived from the works of B. F. Skinner) represents a contemporary and viable approach to conceptualizing important philosophical and psychological issues. Audience: This work will make an excellent text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of philosophy and psychology, as well as being of interest to established scholars in those disciplines.
Title:The Philosophical Legacy of BehaviorismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 4, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048152313

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Table of Contents

Preface; B.A. Thyer. Foreword; J.A. Dinsmoor. The Origins of Behaviorism; M.L. Commons, E.A. Goodheart. Basic Principles of Behaviorism; J. Moore. Epistemology; R. Garrett. Ethics; E.A. Vargas. Verbal Behavior; J.S. Bailey, R.J. Wallander. Consciousness and Private Events; S.C. Hayes, et al. Free Will, Determinism & Self-Control; B. Waller. Some Criticisms of Behaviorism; R. Schnaitter. Subject Index. Name Index.