Feeling psychologically treated, and Prolegomena to psychology

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byDenton Jaques Snider

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... prolegomena to Ours is an age of specialization. The details of knowledge lie scattered about us in enormous and ever-increasing heaps, with as yet little organization. No science, since the decline if not dethronement of Philosophy, has been able to vindicate itself as the ordering principle of our chaotic piles of experience. Still the prayers for some such science have become loud, and endeavors have been made to point it out in an uncertain, temporizing manner. But when an attempt to formulate it is made, we behold little else than a hasty retreat to some bygone philosophical system. In such an emergency all are turning to a new science, or rather to an old science rejuvenatmg itself with a new spirit and aspiration. Psychology has declared itself, as the American colonies once did upon a memorable occasion, free and independent. If we glance through the introductions of recent books on this subject, we find them striking a more or less triumphant note of the grand liberation. No longer an enslaved science, subject to Metaphysics on the one side and to Natural Science on the other: let us celebrate the glorious victory. Thus in general a happy undertone is heard singing through the work of many a psychologist in these days, rising sometimes into a kind of Fourth-of-July jubilation. Of the fact indicated there is no doubt. Nothing can be more evident than the movement away from Philosophy into Psychology, which is now studied almost universally in our higher institutions of education and is coming to be regarded, even if vaguely and presentimentally, as the central discipline of thought. Moreover Physical Science is perceptibly retiring from the foreground which it occupied not many years ago, no longer dominating the psychical domain, but rather being d...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1905 Excerpt: ... prolegomena to Ours is an age of specialization. The details of knowledge lie scattered about us in enormous and ever-increasing...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217836399

ISBN - 13:9780217836395

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