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Revival: Instinct and Experience (1912)

1st Edition

By C. Lloyd Morgan


350 pages

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In the summer of 1910 a symposium on the subject of Instinct and Intelligence was held in London at a joint meeting of the Aristotelian and British Psychological Societies and of the Mind association. Considerable interest in the discussion was shown both in the room in which we met and beyond its walls. The papers then taken as read, and subsequently published in the "British Journal of Psychology," disclose not a little divergence in the sense in which the terms instinctive and intelligent are used, an underlying divergence in the principles on which the proffered interpretations are based, and indications, more or less clear, of yet deeper-seated differences of philosophical foundation.

Table of Contents

1. Instinctive Behaviour and Experience 2. The Relation of Instinct to Experience 3. Reflex Action and Instinct 4. Hereditary Dispositions and Innate Mental Tendencies 5. The Ground of Experience 6. Natural History and Experience 7. The Philosophy of Instinct 8. Finalism and Mechanism: Body and Mind

About the Author

Conwy Lloyd Morgan, FRS was a British ethologist and psychologist. He taught in Cape Town, but in 1884 joined the staff of the then University College, Bristol as Professor of Geology and Zoology, and carried out some research of local interest in those fields. In 1901 moved to become the college's first Professor of Psychology and Education.

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