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The Mind and the Brain

1st Edition

By Alfred Binet


280 pages

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Originally published in 1907, this book explores the distinction between mind and matter.

Although Alfred Binet is best known for his contributions to the study of intelligence he had other extensive research interests and published widely in many areas of psychology. This reissue is an opportunity to explore some of that work, which includes consciousness and cognition as well as definitions of psychology.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Definition of Matter 1. Introduction 2. Our Knowledge of External Objects Only Sensation 3. The Mechanical Theories of Matter Are Only Symbols 4. Answers to Some Objections, and Summary Part 2: The Definition of Mind 1. The Distinction Between Cognition and its Object 2. Definition of Sensation 3. Definition of the Image 4. Definition of the Emotions 5. Definition of the Consciousness – The Relation Subject– Object 6. Definition of the Consciousness – Categories of the Understanding 7. Definition of the Consciousness – The Separability of the Consciousness from its Object – Discussion of Idealism 8. Definition of the Consciousness – The Separation of the Consciousness from its Object – The Unconscious 9. Definitions of Psychology Part 3: The Union of the Soul and the Body 1. The Mind has an Incomplete Life 2. Spiritualism and Idealism 3. Materialism and Parallelism 4. Modern Theories 5. Conclusion 6. Recapitulation.

About the Series

Psychology Revivals

Psychology Revivals is an initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Following the success of the Routledge Revivals programme, this time encompassing a vast range from across the Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with both Routledge and Psychology Press, restoring to print books by some of the most influential scholars of the last 120 years.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology