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John Macnamara

John Macnamara is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, McGill University.

Titles by This Author

Historical Reflections on Psychology

In this lively book, John Macnamara shows how a number of important thinkers through the ages have approached problems of mental representation and the acquisition of knowledge. He discusses the relevance of these approaches to modern cognitive psychology, focusing on central themes that he believes have strongly influenced modern psychology.

A Study in Human Learning

Four chapters in the book's first section, Matters Mainly Psychological, describe empirical observations that explore how a child copes with the fact that many different name-like words can be applied to a single object.