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Empirical Psychology, 1797–1810

Matthew Bell

in Goethe's Naturalistic Anthropology: Man and Other Plants

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158943
eISBN:
9780191673429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158943.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on Goethe's empirical psychology, which he developed whilst working on the history of colour theory. By studying the work of other scientists, Goethe gained insights into the ... More


Moral Intuitionism Meets Empirical Psychology

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Metaethics after Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199269914
eISBN:
9780191710032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269914.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter claims that recent developments in psychology and brain science cast considerable doubt on moral intuitionism. In arguing for this claim, it first develops a set of six principles ... More


Introduction

Carla Bagnoli

in Morality and the Emotions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199577507
eISBN:
9780191731235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577507.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The editor’s Introduction provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the topic of emotions and morality, while connecting the volume’s essays to it. Part I offers a reconstruction of the ... More


Psychology in the Age of Enlightenment

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history of psychology during the Age of Enlightenment. It analyzes the essential bond between psychology and anthropology and the human sciences and describes the forms ... More


Psychology and the History of Humankind

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the role of psychology in human history. It discusses how writing the history of psychology went beyond its initial function of defining “psychological” themes, and describes ... More


Beauty is Felt, Not Calculated; and it Does Not Fit in Boxes

Roddy Cowie

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is an empirical psychologist’s reaction to the idea that aesthetic responses are at root a kind of emotion. It follows a natural strategy: it takes a framework that was developed to ... More


Human Perfectibility and the Primacy of Psychology

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the primacy of psychology in relation to the idea of human perfectibility. It discusses the role of empirical psychology in the reformulation of “laws” related to perfectibility ... More


Empirical and Rational Psychology

Ian Proops

in The Fiery Test of Critique: A Reading of Kant's Dialectic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199656042
eISBN:
9780191905223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656042.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the conceptions of rational and empirical psychology developed in the writings of Kant’s predecessors and in his own pre-critical writings. The views of the following figures ... More


Introduction

Jamie Terence Kelly

in Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155197
eISBN:
9781400845545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155197.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to argue that, just as in economics and law, normative democratic theory must begin to pay attention to the picture of human ... More


Mind

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224845
eISBN:
9780823284894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the metaphysical theories of mind: predominantly perceptual theories; predominantly conceptual theories; and theories making use of the cognitive process of the interpretation. ... More


Baumgarten, Wolff, Descartes, and the Origins of Psychology

Gary Hatfield

in Baumgarten and Kant on Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198783886
eISBN:
9780191826535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783886.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter moves away from discussion of Baumgarten’s relation to Pietism and the Leibnizian–Wolffian philosophy to examine its place, with particular attention to psychology, within the wider ... More


Varieties of Pictorial Judgement: A Functional Account

Norman H. Freeman

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological aesthetics involves accounting for why viewers engage with a picture or disengage, professing indifference or even antipathy. Both engagement and disengagement yield evidence on how ... More


The Other Hegel: The Anthropology and Spirit’s Birth from within the Bio‑Material World

Wes Furlotte

in The Problem of Nature in Hegel's Final System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474435536
eISBN:
9781474453899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435536.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter functions as a preparatory overview of Part II as a whole. First, it historically contextualizes Hegel’s speculative anthropology in terms of developments in empirical psychology and ... More


Religious Experience and Its Interpretation: Reflections on James and Royce

Hans Joas

in The Varieties of Transcendence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the double foundation of a pragmatist theory of religion in William James's empirical psychology and Charles Sanders Peirce's semiotics. It argues that James's theory of ... More


Introduction

Arne Höcker

in The Case of Literature: Forensic Narratives From Goethe to Kafka

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749353
eISBN:
9781501749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749353.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how representing cases in fictional narrative became an important touchstone for the development of German literature. The concept case refers to a ... More


“Observe, Write!”: Histories of Observation and the Psychological Novel Anton Reiser

Arne Höcker

in The Case of Literature: Forensic Narratives from Goethe to Kafka

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749353
eISBN:
9781501749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749353.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how Karl Philipp Moritz invoked the psychological productivity of novelistic storytelling in publishing the “psychological novel” Anton Reiser (1785–1790) as part of his project ... More


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