Unity and Fragmentation in Psychology: The Philosophical and by Nicolò Gaj

By Nicolò Gaj

Psychology has regularly outlined itself as a technological know-how and but it has lacked the theoretical and methodological harmony considered as attribute of the ordinary sciences. Nicolò Gaj explores the topical query of unification in psychology, starting off a conceptual framework for issues of solidarity and disunity, and exploring the proof of its fragmentation. he's taking a serious examine the historical past of the main well-liked makes an attempt at unification, and on the desirability and feasibility of the entire venture. The ebook represents a different and priceless try to deal with the problem of unification from a philosophical point of view, and through a mixture of theoretical and empirical examine.

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La costruzione logica del mondo. Milan: Fabbri. 3 UNITY OF LAWS The issue of the reduction between theories Reflection on the possibility of a unification of science is closely connected to the relation between different theories belonging to the same or to different disciplines. To condense a certain number of theories into a more comprehensive one, or to trace back the study of a specific group of objects to the conceptual and theoretical devices of a more basic theory, is a fundamental epistemic aim for those who support the program of the unity of science.

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