The Critique of Psychology: From Kant to Postcolonial Theory / Edition 1

The Critique of Psychology: From Kant to Postcolonial Theory / Edition 1

by Thomas Teo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441920528

ISBN-13: 9781441920522

Pub. Date: 05/26/2011

Publisher: Springer New York

Closely paralleling the history of psychology is the history of its critics, their theories, and their contributions. The Critique of Psychology is the first book to trace this alternate history, from a unique perspective that complements the many existing empirical, theoretical, and social histories of the field.

Thomas Teo cogently synthesizes

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Closely paralleling the history of psychology is the history of its critics, their theories, and their contributions. The Critique of Psychology is the first book to trace this alternate history, from a unique perspective that complements the many existing empirical, theoretical, and social histories of the field.

Thomas Teo cogently synthesizes major historical and theoretical narratives to describe two centuries of challenges to—and the reactions of—the mainstream. Some of these critiques of content, methodology, relevance, and philosophical worldview have actually influenced and become integrated into the canon; others pose moral questions still under debate. All are accessibly presented so that readers may judge their value for themselves:

- Kant’s critique of rational and empirical psychology at the end of the 18th century

- The natural-scientific critique of philosophical psychology in the 19th century

- The human-scientific critique of natural-scientific psychology

- The Marxist traditions of critique

- Feminist and postmodern critiques and the contemporary mainstream

- Postcolonial critiques and the shift from cross-cultural to multicultural psychology

This is not a book of critique for critique’s sake: Teo defines the field as a work in progress with goals that are evolving yet constant. In emphasizing ethical and political questions faced by psychology as a discipline, this visionary book points students, academics, and practitioners toward new possibilities for their shared future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441920522
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/26/2011
Series:
Library of the History of Psychological Theories Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1. On the historiography of the critique of psychology
Chapter 2. Metatheory and the critique of psychology
Chapter 3. Kant and early 19th century critics of psychology
Chapter 4. The natural-scientific critique
Chapter 5. The human-scientific critique
Chapter 6. The Marxist critique
Chapter 7. The feminist critique
Chapter 8. The postmodern critique
Chapter 9. The postcolonial critique
Chapter 10. Reflections on the ethical-political character of psychology Notes
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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