Introduction: The Project of the Philosophical Archeology of the History and Systems of Psychology

  • Frank Scalambrino


This introductory chapter discusses the basic principles needed to understand the point of view this book takes regarding the history and systems of Western Psychology. On the one hand, the principles constitute essential distinctions operable in regard to the study of history and historiography. On the other hand, among the distinctions discussed regarding the “systems” of Western psychology, this chapter explains what is meant by “incommensurability.” The principle of incommensurability is essential for thinking through the systems of Western psychology. Finally, this chapter explains how the terms “principles” and “distinctions” are used in this book.


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