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SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology

A New Logical Foundation for Psychology

Authors: Mammen, Jens

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  • Provides a basis in mathematical-philosophical foundations 
  • Explores an elaborate logic of derivation of psychological theories 
  • Examines new implications for research in contemporary cognitive science 
  • Provides an interdisciplinary synthesis based on psychology, logic, mathematics, cognitive science, and history of science 
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This SpringerBrief provides an interdisciplinary synthesis based on psychology, logic, mathematics, cognitive science, and the history of science. It presents psychology as a science that suffers from a reduced understanding of the most fundamental logic in our practical-bodily encounters with the world, including with our fellow human beings. The Brief offers a new “dual” logic that is based on the duality between identification and description of objects, including persons. The Brief ties in modern mathematics as a tool that can be used to catch this duality in a precise manner. 
Featured topics in this Brief include: 

  • The emergence of Mechanism.
  • The duality in animal and human subject-object relations.
  • Psychology’s compatibility with natural sciences.
  • Four cornerstones of modern mathematics.
  • The Extensional Method. 
A New Logical Foundation for Psychology will be of interest to psychologist, philosophers, and mathematicians concerned with basic theoretical and methodological problems. 

About the authors

JENS MAMMEN is emeritus professor from Aarhus University, Denmark, and since 2009 honorary professor at Aalborg University, Denmark, now also affiliated the Niels Bohr Professorship Centre for Cultural Psychology. He studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the Niels Bohr Institute 1960 to 1963 and Psychology 1961 to 1968, both at Copenhagen University. He graduated in Psychology 1969 from Aarhus University as a magister with theses on cybernetic models in Psychology and experimental investigations of visual perception. He received his dr.phil. in Psychology 1983 with a thesis on the logical structure of Psyche, using Mathematical Topology. He was ass. Professor and Docent until 2000 when he was appointed professor in Cognitive Psychology, Aarhus University. He has been Dean of faculty, Head of department, Chairman of the governing board for the Danish Research School in Psychology and held several other academic posts. . 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: A New Way in Psychology

    Pages 1-3

    Mammen, Jens

  • The Human Sciences and Their Field

    Pages 5-12

    Mammen, Jens

  • The Permanent Crisis of Psychology

    Pages 13-27

    Mammen, Jens

  • A New Beginning

    Pages 29-35

    Mammen, Jens

  • A Human Psychology

    Pages 37-44

    Mammen, Jens

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67782-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A New Logical Foundation for Psychology
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67783-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67783-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-67782-8
Series ISSN
2511-395X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 130
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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