Philosophy of Psychology

A brief introduction to the book!

The textbook, published in May 2021 by Polity Press, is an introduction to debates in the philosophical psychology, co-authored by Kengo Miyazono and myself. Questions we address include: Are we rational creatures? Do we have free will? Can we ever know ourselves?

The book provides an overview of contemporary debates in the philosophy of psychology, exploring the ways in which the interaction and collaboration between psychologists and philosophers contribute to a better understanding of the human mind, cognition and behaviour.

The discussion includes pivotal studies in cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, evolutionary psychology, clinical psychology and neuroscience, and their implications for philosophy.

A conversation with experts Nevia Dolcini (University of Macau, China) and Jules Holroyd (Sheffield) on the themes of rationality, self-knowledge, and implicit bias.

A conversation with experts Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst College, US) and Pablo Lopez-Silva (University of Valparaiso, Chile) on the themes of delusion, confabulation, autism, and psychopathy.


  1. David Grčki (2022) in European Journal of Analytic Philosophy

Extract: "I would like to recommend this book to anyone who is interested in implications of psychological and empirical studies for traditional philosophical topics regarding what makes us human.".