Edward S. Reed

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Edward S. Reed (November 20, 1954 - February 14, 1997) was a philosopher of science and an ecological psychologist in the vein of James J. Gibson. His most important works were published as a triptych: Encountering the World: Toward an Ecological Psychology, The Necessity of Experience and From Soul to Mind: The Emergence of Psychology, from Erasmus Darwin to William James.

Partial Bibliography[edit]

  • Costall, A. (1999). An Iconoclast’s Triptych. Edward Reed’s Ecological Philosophy. Theory & Psychology, 9, 411-416.
  • Mace, W.M. (1997). In Memoriam: Edward S. Reed November 20, 1954- February 14, 1997. Ecological Psychology, 9, 179-188.
  • Reed, E.S. & Jones, R. (Eds.). (1982). Reasons for Realism: Selected essays of James J. Gibson. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Reed, E.S. (1986). James Gibson's ecological revolution in perceptual psychology: A case study in the transformation of scientific Ideas. Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 17, 65-99.
  • Reed, E.S. (1987). James Gibson's Ecological Approach to Cognition (pp. 142–173). In A. Costall & A. Still (Eds.). Cognitive Psychology in Question. Sussex: Harvester Press.
  • Reed, E.S. (1988a). James J. Gibson and the psychology of perception. New Have: Yale University Press.
  • Reed, E.S. (1988b). Why Do Things Look as they do? The Implications of J.J. Gibson's The Ecological Approach to Visual perception (pp. 90–114). In G. Claxton (Ed.). Growth Points in Cognition. London: Routledge.
  • Reed, E.S. (1990). The trapped infinity: Cartesian volition as conceptual nightmare. Philosophical Psychology, 3, 101-121.
  • Reed, E.S. (1993). The intention to use a specific affordance: A conceptual framework for psychology (pp. 45–76). In R. Wozniak & K. Fischer (Eds.). Development in Context: Activity and Thinking in Specific Environments. Hillsdale, NJ: LEA.
  • Reed, E.S. (1996a). Encountering the World: Toward an Ecological Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Reed, E.S. (1996b). James J. Gibson: Pioneer and iconoclast (pp. 247–261). In G. Kimble, C. Boneau, & M. Wertheimer. (Eds.), Portraits of pioneers in psychology (Vol. 2) Hillsdale, NJ: APA & Erlbaum.
  • Reed, E.S. (1997). From Soul to Mind: The Emergence of Psychology from Erasmus Darwin to William James. New Haven, CT/London: Yale University Press. Reviewed in Library Journal 1997-06-01 (accessible online).