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The Resource Mental machinery : the origins and consequences of psychological ideas : part 1, 1600-1850, Graham Richards

Mental machinery : the origins and consequences of psychological ideas : part 1, 1600-1850, Graham Richards

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Mental machinery : the origins and consequences of psychological ideas : part 1, 1600-1850
Title
Mental machinery
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the origins and consequences of psychological ideas : part 1, 1600-1850
Statement of responsibility
Graham Richards
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Language
eng
Summary
Is it possible to write a "history of psychology" for the period immediately preceding its recognition as a separate discipline? How did the metaphorical construct we have come to call "the psychological" merge from the ideas of European thinkers from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries? In Mental Machinery, Graham Richards focuses on social constructionist and linguistic perspectives to record the diverse origins of what eventually became the field of psychology. Writing a history of something that "did not exist," Richards suggests, can be approached in one of two ways. One is to redefine the problem as writing a history of "reflexive discourse" rather than of psychology. A second way is to re-examine the canonical texts - of Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Hartley, Hume, Mill, and others - in an attempt to reveal what the authors themselves actually intended (and were understood by their contemporaries) to address. Mental Machinery employs both of these methods in a work that offers a radical challenge to received ideas regarding the origins of psychology
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DNLM/DLC
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1941-
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Richards, Graham
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • History, 17th Century
  • History, 18th Century
  • Psychology
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Mental machinery : the origins and consequences of psychological ideas : part 1, 1600-1850, Graham Richards
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-471) and indexes
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 1600-1850
Control code
25832023
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 490 pages
Isbn
9780801845444
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
92001552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1478722
Label
Mental machinery : the origins and consequences of psychological ideas : part 1, 1600-1850, Graham Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-471) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 1600-1850
Control code
25832023
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 490 pages
Isbn
9780801845444
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
92001552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1478722

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