An exploration of original texts in the history of thought about the workings of the human mind starting in Antiquity and leading to the development of the empirical discipline of psychology in the 19th century and some of its 20th century trends. Selections from Aristotle, Stoics, Epicureans, Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Rousseau, Mill, Herbart, Wundt, James, Nietzsche, Freud. 20th century: child study movement, Gestalt and comparative psychology, behaviorism, social, cognitive, humanistic psychology. For additional perspective, extracts from Eastern philosophy and Sartre’s philosophical psychology.
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