Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2014

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199322350

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The Escape of the Mind

Howard Rachlin, PhD

  • Proposes a unique philosophical approach, teleological behaviorism, that places the mind wholly outside of the body, contradicting what our introspections tell us "must" be the case.
  • Contends that that the human mind was conceived by ancient Greek philosophers as an ecological niche for complex human behavior.
  • Emphasizes the mind as embodying behavioral patterns extended in time.
  • Asserts that the mental context of a given behavioral finding is not to be found by opening up the brain or through MRI imaging, but rather in the past and future patterns of overt behavior of which the behavioral finding is a part.

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