By Marc Brysbaert
Written in a full of life and fascinating kind, Historical and Conceptual matters in Psychology is richly illustrated and detailed in its presentation of historical and conceptual principles. The background of Psychology specializes in how political, spiritual, social, and highbrow adjustments have affected perspectives at the universe, Earth, and mankind. Conceptual matters are defined by way of situating them in the ancient context that gave upward thrust to them. The textual content encourages scholars to imagine seriously approximately historiography and how to follow many of the insights to their very own lives and the measure they're examining.
Historical and Conceptual concerns in Psychology is an important textbook for undergraduate scholars taking classes in Psychology and is additionally appropriate for these learning philosophy, social and future health sciences.
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Black Sea Constantinople Thessalonica Rome Antioch Carthage Mediterranean Sea Jerusalem Alexandria The Byzantine Empire around 500 CE. Preservation of the Ancient Greek legacy Intriguingly, despite nearly 1,000 years of relative prosperity and political stability, Byzantine science never reached the same level as that of the Ancient Greeks. The main contribution of Byzantium to the history of science seems to have been the preservation of the legacy of the Ancient Greeks. g. Lindberg 1992). Although it has often been claimed that the halting of science was the result of active opposition by the Christian religion, this does not seem to be completely true (although there are examples of unpleasant standoffs as we will see further on).
History writing and reshaping the past The big question of course is whether the above biases result in such a distorted account of the past that history writing becomes a reinterpretation of what happened. Such a position has been defended by Thomas Kuhn, one of the main philosophers of science, who we will encounter again in Chapters 4 and 8, when we talk about what makes science. In Kuhn’s view, science does not progress via a linear accumulation of new knowledge, and science as we know it now is only one of the possible interpretations of reality.
One of the problems with Aristotle was that he claimed that the universe, including the Earth, was eternal, without beginning and end, whereas the Bible clearly indicated the beginning (Genesis) and the end (the Last Judgement) of life. This aspect of Aristotle’s view called into question the dependence of life on God, the creator, and his power to intervene in worldly matters. Another problem was that Aristotle saw the soul as the actualisation of the potentialities of the body, which meant that the soul could not exist without a body and ended together with the body.
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