Philosophy of Psychology Reading Group

Folky PsychologyThis reading group will look at some classic and recent debates about issues in the Philosophy of Psychology. It will meet every other week alternating with the Artefacts & Material Culture reading group.

We will be meeting fortnightly at 10am on Friday mornings (begining Friday 24th October) in CH-SR C12H in the Chemistry Building on Western Bank.

If you would like to join this reading group please email Simon Fitzpatrick. As ever, everyone is welcome!

Note: To access links to articles make sure you are signed into MUSE.


***Next Meeting: Friday 12th December

Pierre Jacob (2008). What do mirror neurons contribute to human social cognition? Mind & Language, 23(2), 190-223.


Friday 7th November

Peter Carruthers (2004). On being simple minded. American Philosophical Quarterly.

Martin Giurfa (2003). Cognitive neuroethology: dissecting non-elemental learning in a honeybee brain. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 13, 726–735.

Cheng K., Peña J., Porter M.A., Irwin J.D. (2002). Self-control in honeybees. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9(2), 259-263.


Friday 24th October

Reading: discussion on Evolutionary Psychology from Trends in Cognitive Sciences:

David Buller (2005). Evolutionary psychology: the emperor's new paradigm. TICS, 9 (6), 277-283.

Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Laurence Fiddick & Gregory A. Bryant (2005). Detecting cheaters. TICS, 9 (11), 505-506.

David M. Buss & Martie Haselton (2005). The evolution of jealousy. TICS, 9 (11), 506-507.

Martin Daly & Margo Wilson (2005). The ‘Cinderella effect’ is no fairy tale. TICS, 9 (11), 507-508.

David Buller, Jerry Fodor & Tessa Crume (2005). The emperor is still under-dressed. TICS, 9 (11), 508-509.

(Don't worry - the whole discussion is only 12 pages!)