Aspects of Psychologism

2015.07.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tim Crane, Aspects of Psychologism, Harvard University Press, 2014, 368pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674724570. Reviewed by
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2015.07.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tim Crane, Aspects of Psychologism, Harvard University Press, 2014, 368pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674724570. Reviewed by Farid Masrour, University of Wisconsin-Madison This is a collection of essays written between 1992 and 2012. They cover a broad range of topics about intentionality, including its nature, its role in the philosophical study of the mind, the history of the concept, and its relation to perception and consciousness. Together, the essays develop and defend a unified outlook about intentionality that Tim Crane calls psychologism. His introduction, "In Defense of Psychologism" (2012), outlines this view, which is a collection of inter-related metaphysical and methodological theses. A central thesis of psychologism is that the mental is a "self-standing" part of reality that can be studied by conceptual analysis, phenomenology and empirical science. Moreover, it is intentionality that makes the. . .

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