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Franz Joseph Gall

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Psychology.

(1758–1828).

German anatomist and founder of phrenology, who was born in Baden and settled in Vienna (1785) as a physician. He was an anatomist of some distinction and the man ...

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Locke on the mind

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In an early scholarly book on Locke, James Gibson (1917: v) said that it is too often assumed that the Essay Concerning Human Understanding ‘can be understood without being studied ...

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phrenology

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A discredited doctrine of mental faculties supposedly located in specific areas of the brain and detectable through bumps at the corresponding points on the external skull. Founded in...

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Thomas Reid

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(1710–96)

Scottish philosopher of common sense. Reid was born near Aberdeen and educated at Marischal College. After a period as a Presbyterian minister, he was appointed in 1751...

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