Ground-Breaking Innovations in General Psychology

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Abstract

The article addresses two recently published books in General Psychology by Niels Engelsted and Jens Mammen. The two approaches offer in their own way solutions to the so-called 'crisis of psychology'. Mammen's new logical foundation for psychology is based on two different properties of the objects we relate to: those characterizing the objects appearances, and those characterizing the objects as unique substances or singulars distributed in time and space - the existence of the objects as opposed to the appearance of the objects. Engelsted makes a journey from Aristotle (384-322 BC) until today's psychology in his quest to identify the domain of psychology. He places the psyche in the natural world as a result of locomotion in the first, most simple animal life. The domain of psychology includes intentionality, mind and consciousness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIntegrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Volume53
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)207-222
ISSN1932-4502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • causality
  • crisis of psychology
  • general psychology
  • intentionality
  • interface and interspace
  • sense- and choice categories
  • subject and object

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