© 1999

The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism

  • Bruce A. Thyer

Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-8
  2. Michael Lamport Commons, Eric Andrew Goodheart
    Pages 9-40
  3. Jay Moore
    Pages 41-68
  4. Richard Garrett
    Pages 69-88
  5. Ernest A. Vargas
    Pages 89-115
  6. Jon S. Bailey, Robert J. Wallander
    Pages 117-152
  7. Steven C. Hayes, Kelly G. Wilson, Elizabeth V. Gifford
    Pages 153-187
  8. Bruce Waller
    Pages 189-208
  9. Roger Schnaitter
    Pages 209-249
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-261

About this book


This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, infonnation, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is intended to span the full range of interests from classical problems in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology through issues in cognitive psychology and sociobiology (concerning the mental capabilities of other species) to ideas related to artificial intelligence and computer science. While primary emphasis will be placed upon theoretical, conceptual, and epistemological aspects of these problems and domains, empirical, experi­ mental, and methodological studies will also appear from time to time. In the present volume, Bruce Thyer has brought together an impressive collection of original studies concerning philosophical aspects of behaviorism, which continues to exert considerable influence even in the era of the Cognitive Revolution. From its early origins and basic principles to its analysis of verbal behavior, consciousness, and free-will, determinism, and self-control, this work offers something of value for everyone with a serious interest in understanding scientific method in application to human behavior. Indeed, as the editor remarks, behaviorism is as much a philosophy as it is an approach to the study of behavior. The breadth and depth of this approach receives proper representation in this work devoted to its rich and varied philosophical legacy. J.H.F. v BA. Thyer (ed.). The Philosophical Legacy of Behaviorism, v.


B. F. Skinner Black Box Philosophy of Science Skinner Verbal Behavior epistemology ontology reason subject

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce A. Thyer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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