Finley lawson 2013 ma, article review article review of s stich (1978), “autonomous psychology and the belief-desire thesis” in “autonomous psychology and the belief-desire thesis”1 stich argues the folk psychological belief that our actions are caused by our beliefs and desires (hereafter bdt), is incompatible with current psychological theory about the kinds of properties that can be said to cause our actions – the principle of psychological autonomy (hereafter ppa.
The belief-desire thesis refers to the expectation that psychological theory, which explains human behavior, will invoke the concepts of belief and desire in a substantive way the principle of psychological autonomy is a widely held assumption about the nature of explanatory psychological theories, an assumption that serves as a fundamental regulative principle for much of contemporary psychological theorizing.
Stich, s , 1978, autonomous psychology and the belief–desire thesis, the monist, 61: 573 mental causation (stanford encyclopedia of philosophy) nbsp questions about the existence and nature of mental causation are prominent in contemporary discussions of the mind and human agency. Belief’s failure to be composite, williamson thinks, undermines the usual motivations for psychological explanation in terms of belief rather than knowledge unfortunately, we claim, the motivations williamson argues against do not depend on the claim that belief is composite, so what he says leaves the case for a psychology of belief unscathed.
Autonomous psychology and the belief–desire thesis:goldman's epistemic folkways and scientific psychology where he argues for the role of in autonomous psychology and the belief – desire thesis . Autonomous psychology and belief-desire explanation in “autonomous psychology and the belief-desire thesis,” stich argues that a tension exists between the following two principles: (1) principle of psychological autonomy and partial character and the language of thought.
This chapter explores the tension between the belief-desire thesis and the principle of psychological autonomy the belief-desire thesis refers to the expectation that psychological theory, which explains human behavior, will invoke the concepts of belief and desire in a substantive way. Autonomous psychology and the belief-desire thesis sp stichstephen stich - cytowania w google scholarfrom folk psychology to cognitive science: the case against belief sp stich the mit 253, 2005 autonomous psychology and the belief-desire thesis.
Autonomous psychology and the 32 belief -desire thesis stephen p stich a venerable view, still very much alive, holds that human action is to be explained at least in part in terms of beliefs and desires.