This book traces the philosophical history of Personal Construct Psychology through the broad and complex tradition of phenomenology and thinkers such as Spinoza, Hegel and Heidegger. The author also gives credit to the influence of general creative and dramatic literature across a variety of cultures. Specific issues addressed in depth include the position of Personal Construct Psychology with regard to philosophy of science, determinism and free will, concepts of mental illness and the implications for social and political philosophy.
The Routledge Progress in Psychology series resents the latest developments in research in up and coming areas of academic and applied psychology.
The series is not restricted to any one branch of psychology, but provides a showcase of popular research trends across the discipline.
Each title will essentially be from a particular perspective, such as cognitive or social psychology, but there will also be a number of titles relevant to researchers with interests that combine areas like cognitive development.