Psychology: Pythagoras to Present

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1. Person: Malone, John C., Jr.
Format: Buch
Sprache: English
Veröffentlicht: MIT Press Ltd 2009
Beschreibung: Certain ideas have preoccupied thinkers since ancient times: the nature§of mind, the sources of knowledge and belief, the nature of the self, ethics and the§best way to lead our lives, the question of free will. In this book, John Malone§examines these ideas in the writings of thinkers from antiquity to the present day§and argues for their importance not just as precursors of modern views but as ideas§that are frequently better than current ones. We can get good advice, he writes,§from the writings of the best thinkers of the past. Pythagoras, Thales, Plato,§Protagoras, Aristotle, Diogenes, and Epictetus all offer tried and tested ideas on§how we should lead our lives and on the treatment of psychopathology--as do§Berkeley, Hume, John Stuart Mill, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Wilhelm Wundt, William§James, Sigmund Freud, and B. F. Skinner. Malone begins with the naturalistic and§mystical strains of early Greek thought, moves on to Platonism and the world of§Forms (and considers parallels between the thought of Plato and Freud), and§discusses "Ancient Self-Help Therapies" (including Epicureanism). He§investigates the psychological insights of Enlightenment thinkers including Francis§Bacon and Galileo, Locke's and Kant's theories of experience, and Darwin's§evolutionary thinking. He charts the rise of modern psychology and the beginning of§"biological psychology." He examines the work of Wundt, Titchener, Freud,§Peirce, and James, among others, and describes the ideas of behaviorism, Gestalt§psychology, and cognitive science. Malone's history offers both breadth and depth,§an engaging style and rigorous scholarship, demonstrating vividly the relevance of§the great historical psychological thinkers.
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Psychology;Pythagoras to Present

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Malone, John C., Jr.
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Certain ideas have preoccupied thinkers since ancient times: the nature§of mind, the sources of knowledge and belief, the nature of the self, ethics and the§best way to lead our lives, the question of free will. In this book, John Malone§examines these ideas in the writings of thinkers from antiquity to the present day§and argues for their importance not just as precursors of modern views but as ideas§that are frequently better than current ones. We can get good advice, he writes,§from the writings of the best thinkers of the past. Pythagoras, Thales, Plato,§Protagoras, Aristotle, Diogenes, and Epictetus all offer tried and tested ideas on§how we should lead our lives and on the treatment of psychopathology--as do§Berkeley, Hume, John Stuart Mill, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Wilhelm Wundt, William§James, Sigmund Freud, and B. F. Skinner. Malone begins with the naturalistic and§mystical strains of early Greek thought, moves on to Platonism and the world of§Forms (and considers parallels between the thought of Plato and Freud), and§discusses "Ancient Self-Help Therapies" (including Epicureanism). He§investigates the psychological insights of Enlightenment thinkers including Francis§Bacon and Galileo, Locke's and Kant's theories of experience, and Darwin's§evolutionary thinking. He charts the rise of modern psychology and the beginning of§"biological psychology." He examines the work of Wundt, Titchener, Freud,§Peirce, and James, among others, and describes the ideas of behaviorism, Gestalt§psychology, and cognitive science. Malone's history offers both breadth and depth,§an engaging style and rigorous scholarship, demonstrating vividly the relevance of§the great historical psychological thinkers.
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