"Until the later decades of the nineteenth century, psychology continued to concern itself almost exclusively with the mind of man conceived in an abstract fashion, not as the mind of any particular individual, but as the mind of a representative individual considered in abstraction from his social settings as something given to our contemplation fully formed and complete... "
William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who wrote a number of highly influential textbooks, and was particularly important in the development of the theory of instinct and of social psychology in the English-speaking world. He was an opponent of behaviourism and stands somewhat outside the mainstream of the development of Anglo-American psychological thought in the first half of the 20th century; but his work was very well known and respected among lay people.
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In the early 20th century, Bertrand Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is widely considered to be one of the major founders of analytic philosophy and one of the 20th century's premier logicians.
Russell's work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics.
The Essential Bertrand Russell brings together his finest writings, from "On Denoting", a paradigm of philosophy, to his masterpiece "Problems of Philosophy", through to his critical works on freedom from religion.
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