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Intellectual History of Psychology

ISBN-10: 0299148440

ISBN-13: 9780299148447

Edition: 3rd 1995

Authors: Daniel N. Robinson

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nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 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. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 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. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 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 philosophyrsquo;s concepts of human nature.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 9/15/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Defining the Subject
Psychology in the Hellenic Age: From the Pre-Socratics to the Dialogues
The Hellenistic Age: Aristotle, the Epicureans, and the Stoics
Patristic Psychology: The Authority of Faith
Scholastic Psychology: The Authority of Aristotle
Nature and Spirit in the Renaissance
Empiricism: The Authority of Experience
Rationalism: The Geometry of the Mind
Materialism: The Enlightened Machine
The Nineteenth Century: The Authority of Science
From Systems to Specialties: The Crucial Half Century (1870-1920)
Contemporary Formulations
Index of Names
Index of Subjects