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The Philosophical Background and Scientific Legacy of E. B. Titchener's Psychology

Part of the series SpringerBriefs in Philosophy pp 59-68

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The Imageless Thought Controversy

  • Christian BeenfeldtAffiliated withDepartment of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen Email author 

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Abstract

Titchener’s “introspective” methodology, then, was afflicted with profound congenital defects, rendering it scientifically unviable. For Titchenerian psychology, the highly visible symptom of underlying pathology came in the form of the imageless thought controversy.