An Intellectual History of Psychology / Edition 3

An Intellectual History of Psychology / Edition 3

by Daniel N. Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299148440

ISBN-13: 9780299148447

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

     An Intellectual History of Psychology, already a classic in its field, is now available in a concise new third edition. It presents psychological ideas as part of a greater web of thinking throughout history about the essentials of human nature, interwoven with ideas from philosophy, science, religion, art, literature, and

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     An Intellectual History of Psychology, already a classic in its field, is now available in a concise new third edition. It presents psychological ideas as part of a greater web of thinking throughout history about the essentials of human nature, interwoven with ideas from philosophy, science, religion, art, literature, and politics.
     Daniel N. Robinson demonstrates that from the dawn of rigorous and self-critical inquiry in ancient Greece, reflections about human nature have been inextricably linked to the cultures from which they arose, and each definable historical age has added its own character and tone to this long tradition. An Intellectual History of Psychology not only explores the most significant ideas about human nature from ancient to modern times, but also examines the broader social and scientific contexts in which these concepts were articulated and defended. Robinson treats each epoch, whether ancient Greece or Renaissance Florence or Enlightenment France, in its own terms, revealing the problems that dominated the age and engaged the energies of leading thinkers.
     Robinson also explores the abiding tension between humanistic and scientific perspectives, assessing the most convincing positions on each side of the debate. Invaluable as a text for students and as a stimulating and insightful overview for scholars and practicing psychologists, this volume can be read either as a history of psychology in both its philosophical and aspiring scientific periods or as a concise history of Western philosophy’s concepts of human nature.

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ISBN-13:
9780299148447
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
3
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
1Defining the Subject3
2Psychology in the Hellenic Age: From the Pre-Socratics to the Dialogues14
3The Hellenistic Age: Aristotle, the Epicureans, and the Stoics43
4Patristic Psychology: The Authority of Faith68
5Scholastic Psychology: The Authority of Aristotle89
6Nature and Spirit in the Renaissance118
7Empiricism: The Authority of Experience149
8Rationalism: The Geometry of the Mind197
9Materialism: The Enlightened Machine231
10The Nineteenth Century: The Authority of Science259
11From Systems to Specialties: The Crucial Half Century (1870-1920)297
12Contemporary Formulations330
Index of Names373
Index of Subjects379

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