Course Description for Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Psychology
Description: This course examines the philosophical and ethical issues raised by the theory and practice of psychology. Questions to be considered are: What philosophical and ethical problems are raised by the very idea of mental health? In what sense do different approaches to psychological care embody different underlying philosophical assumptions? What different philosophical reasons are there for thinking that psychological treatment should be aimed at the mind, the brain, behavior, the self, the soul, or the whole person?