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The Resource What is the mind?, By George Thomas White Patrick

What is the mind?, By George Thomas White Patrick

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What is the mind?
Title
What is the mind?
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By George Thomas White Patrick
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the "search for the soul" there are two movements--one in psychology and one in philosophy--which inspire courage in the attempt to lay the foundations for a future philosophy of mind. Some suggestions toward such a philosophy, intended rather for beginners than for professional students, are contained in these pages. The first of these two movements is behaviorism, by which I mean nothing more than that the study of the mind has become the study of behavior. The more extreme forms of behaviorism have, to be sure, helped immeasurably in the regeneration of psychology by compelling an inventory of methods and results. The so-called Radical Behaviorists will no doubt themselves resume the study of consciousness, and sanely evaluate the method of experiential observation, or introspection, when they have given the old psychology a sufficient number of shocks. The second, a movement in philosophy, is the so-called organicist theory of nature, a view closely related to emergent evolution and the theory of levels. The nineteenth century search for elements is giving way to the study of the behavior of organisms, even the electron being regarded as a microcosm. Our attention is turning to unitary complexes and their characteristic activities, rather than to their constituent elements, and if they are composed of elements, the properties of the complexes are nothing like those of the elements composing them, but must be determined experimentally"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
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1857-1949
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Patrick, George Thomas White
Dewey number
158
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Philosophy for the layman series
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  • Psychology
  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Intellect
  • Evolution
  • Psychology
  • Behaviorism
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What is the mind?, By George Thomas White Patrick
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Publication
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black and white
Contents
The story of the mind -- What is the mind? -- Consciousness -- Interests -- The philosophy of behavior -- Mind and body -- The evolution of mind -- Formative forces
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ocn561928936
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1 online resource (viii, 185 pages)
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online
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(OCoLC)561928936
Label
What is the mind?, By George Thomas White Patrick
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Color
black and white
Contents
The story of the mind -- What is the mind? -- Consciousness -- Interests -- The philosophy of behavior -- Mind and body -- The evolution of mind -- Formative forces
Control code
ocn561928936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 185 pages)
Form of item
online
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)561928936

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