Philosophy of Psychology: Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that includes classic and contemporary readings from leading philosophers. Addressing in depth the major topics within philosophy of psychology, the editor has carefully selected articles under the following headings:

  • pictures of the mind
  • commonsense psychology
  • representation and cognitive architecture.

Articles by the following philosophers are included: Blackburn, Churchland, Clark, Cummins, Dennett, Davidson, Fodor, Kitcher, Lewis, Lycan, McDowell, McLeod, Rey, Segal, Stich.

Each section includes a helpful introduction by the editor which aims to guide the student gently into the topic. The book is highly accessible and provides a broad-ranging exploration of the subject, including discussion of the leading philosophers in the field. Ideal for any student of philosophy of psychology or philosophy of mind.

part Part I|14 pages

Pictures of the Mind

chapter |12 pages


part Ia|33 pages

The Autonomous Mind

part Ic|50 pages

The Representational Mind

part Part II|12 pages

Commonsense Psychology

chapter |10 pages


part Iia|45 pages

Commonsense Psychology and Explaining Behavior

part IIB|50 pages

Commonsense Psychology and Mental Representation

part IIC|56 pages

The Machinery of Commonsense Psychology: Theory or Simulation?

part Part III|15 pages

Representation and Cognitive Architecture

chapter |13 pages


part IIIA|72 pages

Cognition as Computation

part IIID|36 pages

Tacit Knowledge

part IIIE|70 pages

Thinking and Language