Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850-1880

Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850-1880

by Rick Rylance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198122837

ISBN-13: 9780198122838

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book offers a history of the interdisciplinary development of Victorian psychology alongside detailed studies of three leading writers: Alexander Bain, Herbert Spencer, and G. H. Lewes. Examining work in several different fields, including evolutionary theory, philosophy, literature, and the bio-medical sciences, it sets the development of psychology in

Overview

This book offers a history of the interdisciplinary development of Victorian psychology alongside detailed studies of three leading writers: Alexander Bain, Herbert Spencer, and G. H. Lewes. Examining work in several different fields, including evolutionary theory, philosophy, literature, and the bio-medical sciences, it sets the development of psychology in the context of the social and intellectual pressures of the time. The book includes detailed analyses of the work of George Eliot, whose writing is saturated with ideas developed alongside those of the great psychologists who formed her circle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198122838
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I Generalities: A discrimination of types of psychological theory
The discourse of the soul
The discourse of philosophy
The discourse of physiology in general biology
The discourse of medicine
II Particulars: Three writers in their times and contexts
Alexander Bain and the new psychology of the higher faculties
Herbert Spencer and the beginnings of evolutionary psychology
G. H. Lewes: History, mind, and language
Bibliography
Index

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