Daniel N. Robinson's An Intellectual History of Psychology, 3rd edition PDF

By Daniel N. Robinson

ISBN-10: 0299148408

ISBN-13: 9780299148409

ISBN-10: 0299148440

ISBN-13: 9780299148447

     An highbrow heritage of Psychology, already a vintage in its box, is now on hand in a concise new 3rd version. It offers mental rules as a part of a better internet of pondering all through historical past in regards to the necessities of human nature, interwoven with rules from philosophy, technology, faith, artwork, literature, and politics.      Daniel N. Robinson demonstrates that from the sunrise of rigorous and self-critical inquiry in historic Greece, reflections approximately human nature were inextricably associated with the cultures from which they arose, and every definable historic age has additional its personal personality and tone to this lengthy culture. An highbrow heritage of Psychology not just explores the main major rules approximately human nature from old to trendy occasions, but additionally examines the wider social and clinical contexts within which those thoughts have been articulated and defended. Robinson treats each one epoch, no matter if old Greece or Renaissance Florence or Enlightenment France, in its personal phrases, revealing the issues that ruled the age and engaged the energies of top thinkers.      Robinson additionally explores the abiding pressure among humanistic and clinical views, assessing the main convincing positions on both sides of the talk. priceless as a textual content for college kids and as a stimulating and insightful evaluation for students and training psychologists, this quantity may be learn both as a heritage of psychology in either its philosophical and aspiring clinical classes or as a concise historical past of Western philosophy’s thoughts of human nature.  

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W]hen I considered these things, seeing everything being driven helter-skelter, my head was in a whirl. I realized that all existing states without exception had irremediably bad constitutions .... 5 The intellectual range of the dialogues is universal. They analyze all the problems introduced by the pre-Socratics and in the process advance others that only the Socratics seem to have conceived. We shall investigate but a narrow set of these topics, the set that pertains to matters of consequence in the history of psychology and that still survives in contemporary psychological scholarship.

Putnam, New York, 1923. Professor Jones's introduction is most useful. 3 The Hellenistic Age: Aristotle, the Epicureans, and the Stoics Aristotle (385-322): His Philosophical Development Vico's warning against the glorification of antiquity tends to fallon deaf ears when the full sweep of Aristotle's achievement presents itself. Here is a philosopher-scientist who has had a more direct and enduring effect on more departments of scholarship than any other single figure. More than one reverent historian has described him as the last person to have known everything that was known in his own time.

The Problem of Conduct [Y]ou fancy that the shepherd or neatherd fattens or tends the sheep or oxen with a view of their own good and not to the good of himself or his master ... that the rulers of states are not studying their own advantages day and night ... and so entirely astray are you in your ideas about the just and unjust as not even to know that ... the just is always a loser in comparison with the unjust. Republic. I, 343 Here is the challenge Thrasymachus lays down against Socrates' theory of the good.

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