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Psychology

University of Richmond

1982

John Stuart Mill

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The Fate And Influence Of John Stuart Mill's Proposed Science Of Ethology, David E. Leary Jan 1982

The Fate And Influence Of John Stuart Mill's Proposed Science Of Ethology, David E. Leary

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The years between 1840 and 1940 constituted an important period in the history of the human sciences. During this period, under the impulse of cataclysmic social events and the inspiration of rapid development in the physical and biological sciences, the previously existing "moral sciences" underwent radical development, and other new human sciences were proposed and formulated for the first time. In the early part of this crucial period in the history of the modern human sciences, few works were as important as John Stuart Mill's System of Logic (1843), which culminated in the well-known Book VI, entitled "On the ...