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Catching Up With Aristotle

A Journey in Quest of General Psychology

Authors: Engelsted, Niels

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  • Presents the field as a coherent ongoing quest rather than a chaotic crisis 
  • Presents a radical new understanding of human evolution
  • Contains an important analysis and discussion of the vital concept of labor in Marxism
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This Brief presents the argument for the need to re-establish the theoretical focus of general psychology in contemporary psychological research. It begins with a detailed account of the current “crisis” of psychology and our modern disconnect from general psychology. Chapters present the works of Aristotle and A.N. Leontiev, using their ideas to outline a long wanted general psychology. The general psychology delineates the four corner posts of the domain of psychology: Sentience, Intentionality, Mind, and Human Consciousness, and explains why they are all necessary but not the same. Besides a historical discussion, which aims to demonstrate how Marxism got it right, and then not, this Brief presents a new radical theory of human evolution, which credits the Adam-and-Eve story with a vital link hitherto missed by Marxism, Darwinism, and paleoanthropology. In addition, it argues why a new understanding is important in the Anthropocene Age. 
Catching Up with Aristotle will be of interest to psychologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers. 

About the authors

Niels Engelsted, retired from teaching in 2012. Prior to his retirement, he served as the head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Engelsted received his doctorate from the University of Copenhagen and his postdoctorate from the University of Aarhus. He is the author of many publications, including Evolution, Sleep, and Depression from Copenhagen Academic Press. He has also published articles in many journals, including the Bulletin of Anthropological Psychology, Journal of Anthropological Psychology, Current Science, and Mind, Culture, and Activity

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“A classic in Psychology has been born! Among other things this small book will have major consequences for economic theory as it defines and discusses the concept of self-interest and ‘other-interest.’ If you are the slightest interested in psychology, this book is short, clear, and very easy to read.” ( Jesper Döpping, Mahidol University International College, Thailand)
“This book—different from many written in psychology—is a masterful exposure of basic ideas that have lingered on for two millennia. The reader can have the pleasure of thinking together with the author. It is a rare treat of honest intellectual sharing.” ( Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg University, Denmark)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 46,00 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catching Up With Aristotle
Book Subtitle
A Journey in Quest of General Psychology
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51088-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51088-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-51087-3
Series ISSN
2511-395X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 157
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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