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About this book
This Brief presents the argument for the need to re-establish the theoretical focus of general psychology in contemporary psychological research. It begins with a detailed account of the current “crisis” of psychology and our modern disconnect from general psychology. Chapters present the works of Aristotle and A.N. Leontiev, using their ideas to outline a long wanted general psychology. The general psychology delineates the four corner posts of the domain of psychology: Sentience, Intentionality, Mind, and Human Consciousness, and explains why they are all necessary but not the same. Besides a historical discussion, which aims to demonstrate how Marxism got it right, and then not, this Brief presents a new radical theory of human evolution, which credits the Adam-and-Eve story with a vital link hitherto missed by Marxism, Darwinism, and paleoanthropology. In addition, it argues why a new understanding is important in the Anthropocene Age.
Catching Up with Aristotle will be of interest to psychologists, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.
Theoretical psychology Activity Theory Crisis of psychology Vygotsky A.N. Leontiev General Psychology Mind Intentionality Human consciousness History of Psychology Classical philosophy Aristotle Kant Hegel Enlightenment Classical Anthropogenesis Lamarck and Darwin Human evolution Paleoanthropology Marx and Engels