Item #14205 The Senses and the Intellect. Alexander Bain.
The Senses and the Intellect
The Senses and the Intellect
The Senses and the Intellect
The Senses and the Intellect
The Senses and the Intellect
The Senses and the Intellect

The Senses and the Intellect

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1899.

Fourth Edition. Hardcover. 9" X 6 1/8". xxxii, 703pp. Presents nicely in protective archival jacket. Bound in dark green cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Rather heavy wear to binding, with hard bumping to corners, chipping and fraying to head and tail of spine, and scattered rubbing or faint dampstains to cloth in places. Previous owner's name and old prices to front free endpapers. Hint of spine at gutter of Preface; text block rather shaken. Binding remains sound. Age-toning to pages throughout, else unmarked.

The Senses and the Intellect, together with its follow-up The Emotions and the Will, cemented Bain as a major contributor to the emerging field of psychology, and his insistence on psychological explanations rooted in physiology proved to be part of Bain's enduring influence, predating the development of experimental psychology and behaviorism that would come in the following century.

This admittedly worn but still attractive and complete 1899 printing of Bain's Senses and the Intellect, which marked the transition to the physiological from the more philosophical approach to psychology, comes from the collection of “The Expert on Experts,” Florida State University cognitive psychologist Anders Ericsson (1947-2020), the globally recognized researcher in the field of performance studies and the psychological nature of expertise whose work Malcolm Gladwell popularized in his bestselling book Outliers. Very good. Item #14205

Price: $60.00

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