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A better philosophy for a better psychology

Machery, Edouard (2011) A better philosophy for a better psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 31 (2). 90 - 95. ISSN 1068-8471

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Abstract In their thought-provoking article, Slaney and Racine (2011) put forth several criticisms of the traditional view that concepts are mental representations used in the cognitive processes that underlie human higher cognitive competences (categorization, induction, etc.). Considerations of a broadly Wittgensteinian nature underlie their criticisms. In this article, I argue that the considerations advanced by Slaney and Racine do not undermine the clear account of the nature of mental states and psychological processes developed in the 1960s and 1970s and endorsed in my book Doing without Concepts (Machery, 2009).


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Machery, Edouardmachery@pitt.eduMACHERY
Date: 2011
Date Type: Publication
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Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
Volume: 31
Number: 2
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Page Range: 90 - 95
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History and Philosophy of Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1068-8471
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 16:14
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 13:59


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