The Psychological Record

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 263–266 | Cite as

J. R. Kantor’s Philosophical Dissertation and His Psychological Science

  • Dennis J. Delprato
Theoretical Article


J. R. Kantor presented his dissertation on philosophical categories to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. As such, the work contained no discussion of any of the historical or contemporary topics and issues of psychology. Despite the dissertation’s omission of matters deemed to be important for psychological science, Kantor has had a significant impact on the discipline. This article addresses links between the philosophical content in Kantor’s dissertation and his contributions to the scientific discipline of psychology based on interbehaviorism.


J. R. Kantor Interbehaviorism Dissertation Philosophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis J. Delprato
    • 1
  1. 1.SalineUSA

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