Is It All Really Biological?

Raymond Bergner / Published 2004 / Book

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Citation: Bergner, R.M. (2004). Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 24, 30-49.

Abstract: The hypothesis that our current psychological forms of description and explanation will one day be replaced by biological ones, while not universally held, is wide-spread and highly influential in both the scientific community and the broader culture. The purpose of this paper is to examine this hypothesis. It will be argued that, while biology has had and will undoubtedly continue to have many extremely valuable and illuminating findings, it cannot and will not replace psychological explanations and concepts in our understanding, scientific and otherwise, of human behavioral phenomena. That is to say, the science of biology will not replace or subsume that of psychology.

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