Thinking About Oneself

The Place and Value of Reflection in Philosophy and Psychology

  • Waldomiro J. Silva-Filho
  • Luca Tateo

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 141)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Place and Value of Reflection in Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. John Greco
      Pages 45-57
    3. Plínio Junqueira Smith
      Pages 73-94
  3. The Place and Value of Reflection in Psychology

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About this book


This book advances our theoretical understanding of the human experience. By overcoming dualities such as the relationship between reflection and action, it allows a more in-depth analysis of how concepts constitute complementary parts of the complex human thinking to be developed.

Presenting texts written by leading philosophers and psychologists, it provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of theoretical elaboration, which is then used to discuss the place and value of reflection in moral and epistemic scenes. These topics are accessible to experts and young scholars in the field alike, and offer scope for further reflections that could improve our understanding beyond the existing models and “-isms”.

The novelty of the book is in the dialogue established between several perspectives (e.g. philosophers and psychologists; Europe, America and Asia; etc.). The contributions of philosophers and psychologists establish a fruitful dialogue, so that readers realize that disciplinary divisions are overcome through dialogue and the common object of inquiry: the way human beings reflect and act in their everyday experiences.


Silva Filho on Epistemic agency Reflection on cultural psychology J. Locke on the Meaning of Reflection The Relationship Between Reflection and Action Two meanings of “reflection” Duncan Pritchard on Intellectual Humility Miika Vähämaa on Psychological reflection The Value of Reflection Intellectual and Moral Virtues Reflection on cultural psychology Debates among Philosophy and Psychology on Self

Editors and affiliations

  • Waldomiro J. Silva-Filho
    • 1
  • Luca Tateo
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências HumanasFederal University of BahiaBahiaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of BahiaBahiaBrazil

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