The Imageless Thought Controversy

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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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media, Cognition and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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