The Resource Through the rearview mirror : historical reflections on psychology, John Macnamara

Through the rearview mirror : historical reflections on psychology, John Macnamara

Label
Through the rearview mirror : historical reflections on psychology
Title
Through the rearview mirror
Title remainder
historical reflections on psychology
Statement of responsibility
John Macnamara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, John Macnamara shows how a number of important thinkers through the ages have approached problems of mental representation and the acquisition of knowledge. He discusses the relevance of these approaches to modern cognitive psychology, focusing on central themes that he believes have strongly influenced modern psychology. This is not a neutral historical survey, but a vehicle for Macnamara's arguments on the relevance and worth of certain aspects of psychological and philosophical thought. The historical figures discussed are quite varied--from Plato to Thomas Jefferson to Sigmund Freud--and include numerous Christian philosophers such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macnamara, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF105
LC item number
.M33 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 K-420
  • BF 105
NLM item number
M169t 1999
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Psychologie
  • Filosofie
  • Filosofie van de geest
  • Psychologie
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Geschichte
  • Philosophie
  • Psychologie
Label
Through the rearview mirror : historical reflections on psychology, John Macnamara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-280) and index
Contents
Introduction: three very general observations on psychology and its history -- Plato on learning -- Plato on truth and knowledge -- Aristotle on knowledge and understanding -- Aristotle on perception: three questions -- The Book of Genesis and psychology -- The impact of Christianity on psychology -- St. Augustine of Hippo: Christian Platonist -- St. Thomas Aquinas on individuals and concepts -- St. Thomas Aquinas and dualism -- Duns Scotus and William of Ockham: the cusp of the Middle Ages -- Thomas Hobbes: grandfather of modern psychology -- Rene Descartes: medieval man of the Renaissance -- John Locke: a no-nonsense developmental psychologist -- Gottfried Leibneiz and necessary truths -- Bishop Berkeley and the consequences of nominalism -- David Hume: Some consequences of British empiricism -- Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence -- Immanuel Kant and the foundational stance in psychology -- John Stuart Milles: a contemporary psychologist -- Charles Darwin: the Newton of biology -- Wilhelm Wundt: The founder of experimental psychology -- Franz Brentano: Intuition and the mental -- Sigmund Freud and the concept of mental health -- John B. Watson and the Behaviorists -- Some notes on the Gestalt Movement -- Extroduction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 291 p.
Isbn
9780262133524
Lccn
98050264
Other control number
004054633
Other physical details
ill.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40408721
  • (OCoLC)ocm40408721
Label
Through the rearview mirror : historical reflections on psychology, John Macnamara
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-280) and index
Contents
Introduction: three very general observations on psychology and its history -- Plato on learning -- Plato on truth and knowledge -- Aristotle on knowledge and understanding -- Aristotle on perception: three questions -- The Book of Genesis and psychology -- The impact of Christianity on psychology -- St. Augustine of Hippo: Christian Platonist -- St. Thomas Aquinas on individuals and concepts -- St. Thomas Aquinas and dualism -- Duns Scotus and William of Ockham: the cusp of the Middle Ages -- Thomas Hobbes: grandfather of modern psychology -- Rene Descartes: medieval man of the Renaissance -- John Locke: a no-nonsense developmental psychologist -- Gottfried Leibneiz and necessary truths -- Bishop Berkeley and the consequences of nominalism -- David Hume: Some consequences of British empiricism -- Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence -- Immanuel Kant and the foundational stance in psychology -- John Stuart Milles: a contemporary psychologist -- Charles Darwin: the Newton of biology -- Wilhelm Wundt: The founder of experimental psychology -- Franz Brentano: Intuition and the mental -- Sigmund Freud and the concept of mental health -- John B. Watson and the Behaviorists -- Some notes on the Gestalt Movement -- Extroduction
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 291 p.
Isbn
9780262133524
Lccn
98050264
Other control number
004054633
Other physical details
ill.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40408721
  • (OCoLC)ocm40408721

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