This new major work in a key area of psychological study and research has been bought together by one of Europe’s leading Cognitive scientists and will be included as part of the Sage Benchmarks in Psychology series. Drawing upon highly influential classic and contemporary sources, Koen Lambert guides readers through the central defining papers that anchor the field of Cognitive Science. Taken together, the six volumes will provide access to the key debates within the field and all the main lines of research that have emerged. This resource presents an interdisciplinary collection of wide ranging readings taken from leading behavioral sciences publications, including highly cited theoretical articles and empirical articles that have had great impact on the key debates in the field.

A Science for Psychology

A science for psychology

There are two aims in the course. One is to gain a command of what it takes to make a philosophical approach to a human practice, unearthing the presuppositions upon which a way of thinking and acting depends. The other is to achieve some mastery of the basic principles of a unified cognitive science. We shall take for granted that both projects are worth undertaking. Philosophy is a long-standing way of taking up a critical attitude to human practices. Cognitive science, in the hybrid form we will develop it in this course, is, one might say, the best shot yet at achieving a genuinely scientific psychology. There have been many such attempts in the past, but all have ...

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