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The X of Psychology

An Essay on the Problem of the Science of Mind

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674423534

Publication Date: 01/15/1940

216 pages


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Based upon a thorough study of Kant, this volume interprets mind in the light of the author’s theory of knowledge, with due attention to developments in psychological science. After an exposition of his general theory of knowledge as a theory of truth, Phillips Mason considers the place of mind in knowledge and in truth, and also the conception of the science of mind appropriate to these theories. In all this he takes account of the content and methods of psychology as well as the relations of psychology to other sciences. Under the conception of a “logical core” he has stressed the primary logical relations which make up the foundation of principles on which all truth and all true systems are based. In connection with this logical idealism he has emphasized the dynamic side of truth and has regarded the movement and development of truth in knowledge as a kind of second dimension of truth. The book thus offers an idealistic scheme of things, but it differs from most idealistic philosophies in avoiding both subjectivism and ontological idealism. It treats psychology as a unique science having its own special status, not dependent upon any single sphere of truth.

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