Philosophic Foundations of Genetic Psychology and Gestalt Psychology: A Comparative Study of the Empirical Basis, Theoretical Structure, and Epistemological Groundwork of European Biological Psychology (Paperback)
  • Philosophic Foundations of Genetic Psychology and Gestalt Psychology: A Comparative Study of the Empirical Basis, Theoretical Structure, and Epistemological Groundwork of European Biological Psychology (Paperback)
zoom

Philosophic Foundations of Genetic Psychology and Gestalt Psychology: A Comparative Study of the Empirical Basis, Theoretical Structure, and Epistemological Groundwork of European Biological Psychology (Paperback)

(author), (editor)
£76.50
Paperback 331 Pages / Published: 01/01/1968
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
XVI Psychologists have, however, shown that what we are primarily aware of is not a succession of sense-data but figures-ground phenomena: Wittgenstein's ambiguous duck-rabbit is merely one such example. They have also drawn our attention to the existence of tertiary qualities in perception, such as 'symmetry' and 'elegance' which are just as directly given as are the perceived colours red, green or yellow. It is interesting to note that Merleau-Ponty has made considerable use of Gestalt ideas in his Phenomenology of Perception. One of the commonest reasons given by linguistic philosophers for not making direct use of the results of psychological research (although philosophers are usually willing to accept the first-hand results of physical science) is that philosophical accounts of perception and thinking are concerned with analysing the language in which these reports are made; that is to say, they are second-order enquiries. Often this approach is still more restricted and ordinary linguistic usage is taken as the yardstick against which questions relating to thought and perception are to be measured. The task of the philosopher is then con- fined to the analysis of ordinary language. If he is more adventurous, as some writers on philosophical psychology are, he might go on to show how far the language used by psychological researchers falls short of the paradigms of common sense.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401502870
Number of pages: 331
Weight: 557 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 1968 ed.

You may also be interested in...

How Healing Works
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Maps of Meaning
Added to basket
Why We Sleep
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Art of Loving
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Aware
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Science of Meditation
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Memory: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Emotional Intelligence
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Added to basket
The Happy Brain
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Musicophilia
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Private Life of the Brain
Added to basket
Superhuman
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Psychology of Addiction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.