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

Part of the series SpringerBriefs in Philosophy pp 59-68


The Imageless Thought Controversy

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

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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.