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Author: BAIN, A. Title: Mental and Moral Science. A compendium of psychology and ethics.
Description: London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1868. Thick 8vo. W. 11 engr. textills. Original red publ. cloth, blind- and giltst. (Cloth on spine and lower cover 'wavy'). (Spine ends and outer hinges of cloth some imperf; lower cover w. 2 damaged spots.). [n8, 2n8, 1-53 in 8s, 54 in 2, X1]. ]. (XXXVI, 751, I (blank), 99 (appendix), I (Colophon), I (Bookcat.), I (Blank) pp.). (Text some light yellow. & browning, minimal foxing). (Original light brown colour endpapers.). Abridged version of his 2 classic books. First edition thus. Hirsch I, 293: DSB vol. I, pp. 403 - 404: Hunter-Macalpine 1081: Dessoir 212: Flugel i.l.c.: Boring 233-240: 'Bain (1818 - 1903) ... Meanwhile he was preparing for his great effort, a large systematic psychology. He began actual composition about 1851, and the work, for convenience of publication, was finally divided into two volumes. 'The Senses and the Intellect' appeared in 1855, and 'The Emotions and the Will', after a delay by the publisher because the first volume had not at first sold well, in 1859. The 2 volumes are realy one work and represent Bain's most important contributions to thought. They were succesfull ... Bain's remained the standard British psychological text for almost a half century, until Stout's replaced it. ... In 1868 he published for instructional purposes and abridgment of these two large volumes, as 'Mental and Moral Science' [Here offered]. He was the first in Great Britain during the 19th century to apply physiology in a thoroughgoing fashion to the elucidation of mental states. He was the originator of the theory of psycho-physical parallelism...: Klein 809 and 814 '...Until about 1900...the standard text in England.': Misiak & Sexton 225: Norman Coll. 111: 'Bain's psychology was unfluenced by the philosophical writings of Comte and John Stuart Mill, and by the physiological theories of Johannes Müller ... Bain belived that body and mind were inseparable, describing the as adouble-faced unity, which could be perceived either objectively as matter or subjectively as mind. Physiology was thus essential to psychology, ... contains [a.o] Bain's first statement of what, after E.L.Thorndike's work, would be named the Law of Effect: actions that lead to immediate pleasure are learned, remembered and repeated, whereas actions that lead to pain are forgotten or suppressed.':
Keywords: experimentalism psychophysical medicine psychoanalysis associationism association doctrine volition presentation copy Chelmsford
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