This book reassesses the seminal work of Wilhelm Wundt by discussing the history and philosophy of psychology. It traces the pioneering theorist's intellectual development and the evolution of psychology throughout his career. The author draws on little-kwn sources to situate psychological concepts in Wundt's philosophical thought and address common myths and misconceptions relating to Wundt's ideas. The ideas presented in this book show why Wundt's work remains relevant in this era of ongoing mind/brain debate and interest continues in the links between psychology and philosophy. Featured topics include: * Theoretical and philosophical foundations of Wundt's early work in scientific psychology. * Wundt's conception of scientific philosophy in relation to his theory of kwledge. * The epistemological dimensions of Wundt's final project in scientific psychology. Wundt and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychology is a valuable resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students in cognitive and related psychology and philosophy disciplines.
Saulo de Freitas Araujo, Ph.D., is Professor for the History and Philosophy of Psychology at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), Department of Psychology. He is also director of the Wilhelm Wundt Center for the History and Philosophy of Psychology at the same institution. His research is primarily concerned with the history and philosophy of scientific psychology. He has published, among others, Psychology and Neuroscience: An Evaluation of Contemporary Materialism (2011), History and Philosophy of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives (2012), and Echoes of the Past: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Psychology (2013). His work on Wundt has been awarded the 2013 Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association (Division 26).