UNIT 3

SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BACKGROUND OF PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE 1 MODERN BEGINNINGS: SIXTEENTH CENTURY BACKGROUND

Luther and Erasmus
Galileo
Francis Bacon

MODULE 2 DESCARTES (1596-1650)

Mind body dualism
Descartes' ontology
Father of physiological and mechanistic psychology
Deductive thinking

MODULE 3 LEIBNITZ (1646-1716): EMPHASIS ON MIND

Leader in science
Mind as an active, transforming agent
Psychophysical parallelism
Monadology

MODULE 4 JOHN LOCKE: EMPHASIS ON MATTER

Empiricism.
Henry More and the Cambridge Platonists
Robert Boyle
Corpuscular theory

MODULE 5 CONTINUATION OF BRITISH EMPIRICISIM: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

George Berkeley
David Hume

MODULE 6 CULMINATION OF BRITISH EMPIRICSM: BRITISH ASSOCIATIONISM AND FRENCH MATERIALISM

BRITISH ASSOCIATIONISM
David Hartley
James Mill
John Stuart Mill

FRENCH MATERIALISM

La Mettrie
Condillac
Cabanis

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Oct. 1, 2004