Theories of Judgment: Psychology, Logic, Phenomenology (Modern European Philosophy)

Theories of Judgment: Psychology, Logic, Phenomenology (Modern European Philosophy)

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Wayne Martin
Cambridge University Press, 3/9/2009
EAN 9780521101905, ISBN10: 0521101905

Paperback, 204 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm
Language: English

The exercise of judgement is an aspect of human endeavour from our most mundane acts to our most momentous decisions. In this book Wayne Martin develops a historical survey of theoretical approaches to judgement, focusing on treatments of judgement in psychology, logic, phenomenology and painting. He traces attempts to develop theories of judgement in British Empiricism, the logical tradition stemming from Kant, nineteenth-century psychologism, experimental neuropsychology and the phenomenological tradition associated with Brentano, Husserl and Heidegger. His reconstruction of vibrant but largely forgotten nineteenth-century debates links Kantian approaches to judgement with twentieth-century phenomenological accounts. He also shows that the psychological, logical and phenomenological dimensions of judgement are not only equally important but fundamentally interlinked in any complete understanding of judgement. His book will interest a wide range of readers in history of philosophy, philosophy of the mind and psychology.

the faces of judgement
1. The psychology of judging
three experimental approaches
2. Judgement as synthesis, judgement as thesis
existential judgement in Kantian logics
3. The judgement stroke and the truth predicate
Frege and the logical representation of judgement
4. Heidegger and the phenomeno-logic of judgement
methods of phenomenology in he dissertation of 1913
5. Elements of a phenomenology of judgement
judgemental comportment in Cranach's Judgement of Paris