A New Logical Foundation for Psychology

  • Jens Mammen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Theoretical Advances in Psychology book sub series (BRIEFSTHEORET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jens Mammen
    Pages 5-12
  3. Jens Mammen
    Pages 13-27
  4. Jens Mammen
    Pages 29-35
  5. Jens Mammen
    Pages 37-44
  6. Jens Mammen
    Pages 55-88
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 95-130

About this book


This SpringerBrief provides an interdisciplinary synthesis based on psychology, logic, mathematics, cognitive science, and the history of science. It presents psychology as a science that suffers from a reduced understanding of the most fundamental logic in our practical-bodily encounters with the world, including with our fellow human beings. The Brief offers a new “dual” logic that is based on the duality between identification and description of objects, including persons. The Brief ties in modern mathematics as a tool that can be used to catch this duality in a precise manner. 

Featured topics in this Brief include: 
  • The emergence of Mechanism.
  • The duality in animal and human subject-object relations.
  • Psychology’s compatibility with natural sciences.
  • Four cornerstones of modern mathematics.
  • The Extensional Method. 
A New Logical Foundation for Psychology will be
of interest to psychologist, philosophers, and mathematicians concerned with basic theoretical and methodological problems. 


Sense Categories Choice Categories Mathematics Formal Logic Theory of Sets Topology Decidability Axiomatic Method Axiom of Choice German Philosophy Affection and Attachment Standards and Reference Points Activity Theory Ontology Mechanism Functionalism Phenomenology Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Mammen
    • 1
  1. 1.Niels Bohr Professorship Centre for Cultural PsychologyAalborg University Centre for Cultural PsychologyAalborg ØstDenmark

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