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Beyond mechanism and dualism: rethinking the scientific foundations of psychology

Chiesa, Mecca (1998) Beyond mechanism and dualism: rethinking the scientific foundations of psychology. British Journal of Psychology, 89 (3). pp. 353-370. ISSN 0007-1269. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34586)

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Abstract

Loss of certainty in science and the philosophy of science has generated number of technical and popular works over the past two decades arguing that contemporary physics paints a relational rather than mechanistic picture of natural phenomena. Assertions that scientific framework based on Newtonian–Cartesian world views are now outmoded challenge scientists to examine basic principles, assumptions and methods informing their interpretive framework. This paper considers some of the scientific foundations of contemporary psychology, especially in terms of its orientation towards calls for a relational framework in which its subject matter might be examined and explained.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 14:31 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34586 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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