Attention Psychology and Pluralism
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There is an overriding orthodoxy amongst philosophers that attention is a ‘unified phenomenon’, subject to explanation by one monistic theory. In this paper, I examine whether this philosophical orthodoxy is reflected in the practice of psychology. I argue that the view of attention that best represents psychological work is a variety of conceptual pluralism. When it comes to the psychology of attention, monism should be rejected and pluralism should be embraced.
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science|
|Early online date||22 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 22 Aug 2017|