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It is important for every student of psychology, wherever they might be in the world, to understand the classic scholars, the classic studies, and the subsequent generations of people and ideas that have come to define the broad discipline that is ‘psychology’. This book achieves this in the most accessible and engaging manner possible. Rom Harré presents a unique textbook orientation, combining the biopic with the significance of the major protagonists of the last century, organized by @#x2018;schools of thought’, yet with cross-references throughout the text.

The Philosophers
The philosophers

Philosophy is the critical study of the conceptual and methodological presuppositions of human practices. As such it plays an integral, intimate and essential role in all the sciences. There are two main ways philosophy enters into psychology. There is philosophical psychology, the critical discussion of the conceptual presuppositions of both vernacular and academic psychology. Then there is the philosophy of psychology, the consideration of the claim that psychology can be a science like other acknowledged sciences. In the 20th century there were a great many thinkers engaged in both enterprises. A few stand out as of special importance for the purposes of this book. I have chosen John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, Edmund Husserl, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault and Daniel Dennett as ...

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