This edition presents psychological ideas as part of a greater web of thinking throughout history about the essentials of human nature, interwoven with ideas from philosophy, science, religion, art, literature and politics. The book not only explores the most significant ideas about human nature from ancient to modern times, but also examines the broader social and scientific context in which these concepts were articulated and defended. It looks at the abiding tension between humanistic and scientific perspectives, assessing the most convincing positions on each side of the debate.
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This book presents a "history of ideas" approach to psychology, tracing the main strands of the influences leading to "modern" psychology from its earliest beginnings in Greek civilization, philosophy and science to its state at the present moment. The book aims to offer an interpretation, a set of appraisals, a critical synthesis of psychology as a science and as a component of intellectual and cultural history.
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Book Description Not Avail, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0024024805
Book Description Not Avail, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0024024805
Book Description Not Avail, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110024024805