978-0-8369-5838-6 / 0836958381

Mysticism Freudianism and Scientific Psychology

by Dunlap, Knight

Publisher:Ayer Co Pub



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I. Mysticism
Meaning of the Term, Mystical Doctrine of Knowledge, Origins of European Mysticism, Dionysius the Areopagite, Influence of Scotus Erigina, German, Flemish, and Spanish Mysticism, Alexandrian School, Third Kind of Knowledge as Agnosia, Identity of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, Knowledge as Love, Maeterlinck and the Knowledge of Other Souls, Attitude towards Woman, Quasi-Mysticism and Pseudo-Mysticism, Santa Teresa, Effects of Anesthetics, Mystic Experience as an Emotional State, Sexual Factor in Mystic Experience, Anti-Social Aspect, The Mystic an Intellectual Slacker, Fallacy of Ambiguous Middle Term

II. Freud and Psychoanalysis
Origin of Psychoanalysis, Program and Claims, Unconscious Mind the Essential Postulate, Repression and the Complex, Conflict, Sexual Origin of Complexes, Sex Desire in Infancy, Infantilism, Oedipus Complex, Electra Complex, Luther's Theory, Jung's Mother and Complex, Freudian Use of Term "Sexual," Fallacy of Secundum Quid, Wish Fulfillment, Causation of Dreams, Manifest Content, General Sex Symbols, Technique of Dream Interpretation, Artificial Dreams, Jung's Number Dream, Actual Symbolism in Dreams, Forgetting, and Various Other Effects of Complexes, Selective Nature of Psychoanalytic Interpretations, Similarity of Freudian and Spiritualistic Arguments, Suggested Extensions of Freudian "Explanations," The Mystical Foundations of Freudianism, Antagonism between Psychoanalysis and Science, Riklin's Analysis of Fairy Tales, Doctrine of the Unconscious as Refuge for Scientific Slackers, Involving Fallacy of Ambiguous Middle, Use of Fallacy Deliberate, Practical Results of Psychoanalysis, Janet's Opinion, Possibility of Cures by Building up Complexes,Evil Results where Cures Fail, General Method of Cure, Pornographic Aspect of Freudian Propaganda, Value of Repression, Method of Repressing Desires, Pathological Sex Activity as a Cause of Neuroses, Prostitution as a Factor

III. The Foundations of Scientific Psychology
Fundamental Points in Scientific Procedure, Empirical Basis and Working Hypotheses, Experimental Method, Scientific Proof, Anecdotal Method and Selective Reasoning, Exactness of Terms, Starting Point of Psychology, Epistemological Dualism, Unconscious Consciousness Impossible, Consciousness not a Stuff, Ambiguity of Term, Physiology and Psychology, Working Hypotheses of Psychology, Innate Ideas, Instinct and Volition, Biological Conditions of Consciousness, Reaction Arc Hypothesis, Reaction and Consciousness, Conditions of Thought, Emotion, Consciousness as Awareness of Real Objects, Historical Continuity of Psychology, Development of Perception, Drainage in Habit Formation, Imagination not Devolved in Perception, Association of Ideas, A Type of Habit Formation, Illustrations from Memorizing Words and Learning to Waltz, Integration and Attention, Neural Condition of Consciousness Synthetic, Habits of Habits, Application of the Reaction Hypothesis, The Nature of the Self, Persistence of Habits, Causal Basis of Conscious Actions, Relation of Psychology to Social Sciences; Psychology and Psychiatry, Sex Factor in Conscious Life, Pathological Sex Experiences, Memory and Modifications of Nervous System, Unconscious Mind a Fiction, Pseudo-psychologies, Unaccredited Psychologists, Scientific Attitude of Psychologists


Note about the author:

The death of Knight Dunlap at Columbia, South Carolina, on August 14, 1949, deprived psychology of another of its great figures. Dunlap will be remembered as a personality as well as for his contributions to the field of psychology. He was indeed an iconoclast, had a tremendous capacity and enthusiasm for work; it was impossible for those who came in contact with him to remain neutral about him. Only those who were close to him knew how his keen sense of humor pervaded both his social and professional activities. His vehement attacks on many psychological doctrines and theories were often motivated by his deep interest...

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