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Philosophy and Modern Science

Abstract

IT is disconcerting to find how rarely physical scientists trouble to make themselves familiar with the results of recent psychological investigation, even those results of the more important and far-reaching kind. While the psychologist is well-nigh constrained to follow, in a general way at least, the progress of physical inquiry, the physicist, when he ventures into the psychological field, almost invariably has recourse to a number of obsolete ideas, ideas which have long since been discarded by psychologists themselves.

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