Excerpt From Outlines Of Psychology I Psychology Is The Science Of Mind That Is The Shortest Description We Can Give Of The Subject Of The Present Inquiries But It Is Merely A Provisional Description, Yielding No Clear And Distinct Conception It Serves Merely To Mark Psychology As The Science Of That Which Thinks, Feels, And Wills, In Contrast With Physics As The Science Of That Which Moves In Space And Occupies Space These Two Provinces Include Everything That Can Be The Subject Of Human Research Psychology Is As Little Bound To Begin With An Explanation Of What Mind Is, As Physics Is Obliged To Begin With An Explanation Of What Matter Is And This General Statement Of The Subject Of Psychology Involves No Assumption As To The Question How Far The Mind Exists, Or Does Not Exist, As An Independent Being Distinct From Matter It Will Be Our Endeavour To Preserve Psychology As A Pure Science Of Experience, And To Distinguish Sharply Between The Given Facts And The Hypotheses Employed To Classify And Explain Them.
Harald H ffding was a Danish philosopher and theologian.
- 390 pages
- Outlines of Psychology
- Harald Høffding
- 06 July 2019 Harald Høffding