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Positive Psychology in Historical and Philosophical Perspective: Predicting Its Future from the Past

Dean Keith Simonton

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines positive psychology from a combined historical and philosophical perspective. In other words, it examines the movement from the standpoint of the philosophy of history—the ... More


The Historical Background: Philosophy from the Greeks to the 20th Century

Svend Brinkmann

in Philosophies of Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190247249
eISBN:
9780190853297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190247249.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a selected history of Western philosophy from the Greeks to modern times, arguing that the very idea of qualitative research is a child of modernity’s split between the ... More


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