Psychological Comments and Queries


Essays of J.R. Kantor selected from The Psychological Record 1968-1983

by J. R. Kantor

Pages: 306; Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″

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The Principia Press was established to publish the works of noted psychologist J.R. Kantor (1888–1984). Proceeds from sales support The Center for the History of Psychology, housed at The University of Akron.

J.R. Kantor, founder of The Psychological Record and its editor for the first five volumes, returned to its pages in 1968 as an essayist under the carefully maintained nom de plume of ”Observer.” The Record had become the principal organ of the school of Interbehavioral Psychology, which he had established, and its universe of interests has continued to expand. The ”Comments and Queries” which Kantor selected for republication in the present volume present his assessment of many trends and problems in contemporary psychology. Furthermore, in them his wide-ranging and integrative thought deals with the place of psychology in the broad range of psychological and philosophical endeavor.

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J. R. Kantor

Jacob Robert Kantor (1888-1984) was a prominent systematic psychologist who organized scientific values into a coherent system of psychology. From the interbehavioral perspective, self-actional causes, whether fictional events (e.g., mentalism) or fictional powers attributed to otherwise actual events (brain as cause of behavior), are anathema to the science of psychology. He was the author of a number of books on general logic, psychology, and the logic of science. He also published numerous articles in scientific journals. Among his publications are The Logic of Modern Science, Psychology and Logic, and The Aim and Progress of Psychology and Other Sciences.

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