Tragedy and the Event Continuum


Tragedy Examined in the Light of a Naturalistic Philosophy and Psychology

by J. R. Kantor

Pages: 113; Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″

SKU: 978-0-911188-35-6 Category: Tags: ,


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.

Traditional scholarly attention to human tragedy has been confined mainly within the artificial world of drama and literature. It has neglected to recognize the significant recurrence of tragedy throughout the entire realm of nature. This book attempts to place tragedy within the larger context of natural events, and to view it against a background of scientific philosophy and psychology.

About the author

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.

Additional information


Jacketed Hardcover


J. R. Kantor

You may also like…