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:
A New Logical Foundation for Psychology
- 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.
will be of interest to psychologist, philosophers, and mathematicians concerned with basic theoretical and methodological problems.
Chapter 1. A Historical and Logical Perspective.- Chapter 2. Overcoming the Mechanistic and Functionalistic Reductions.- Chapter 3. The Dual Structure in Our Encounter Within the World.- Chapter 4. An Axiomatic System Describing a New Dual Logic.- Chapter 5. Perspectives on the Foundation of Mathematics.- Chapter 6. Implications for Psychological Theory.- Chapter 7. Appendix with Technical Details.
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