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James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher ( January 12, 1861 - )

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Psychology more than any other science has had its pseudo-scientific no less than its scientific period.~James Mark Baldwin

Science Psychology Other

The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.~James Mark Baldwin

Progress Remember Reason

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.~James Mark Baldwin

Success Failure Balance

Heredity provides for the modification of its own machinery.~James Mark Baldwin

Own Provides Heredity

The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.~James Mark Baldwin

Thinking Tradition Savage

The dualism itself becomes a sort of presupposition or datum; its terms condition the further problem.~James Mark Baldwin

Problem Sort Itself

All along we find that social life - religion, politics, art - reflects the stages reached in the development of the knowledge of self; it shows the social uses made of this knowledge.~James Mark Baldwin

Life Art Knowledge

Like all science, psychology is knowledge; and like science again, it is knowledge of a definite thing, the mind.~James Mark Baldwin

Knowledge Science Mind

The development of the meaning attaching to the personal self, the conscious being, is the subject matter of the history of psychology.~James Mark Baldwin

History Self Meaning

In the first place, Descartes stands for the most explicit and uncompromising dualism between mind and matter.~James Mark Baldwin

Mind Place Matter

The prehistorical and primitive period represents the true infancy of the mind.~James Mark Baldwin

Mind True Primitive

Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order, identifying the latter with reason or the soul.~James Mark Baldwin

Nature Soul Step

In Socrates' thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear; it is practical and it is social.~James Mark Baldwin

Thought Individual Two

Plato stands for the union of truth and goodness in the supreme idea of God.~James Mark Baldwin

Truth God Goodness

In conclusion we may say, in view of the confirmation that our study has given of the parallelism between individual and racial thought of the Self, that in the history of psychology we discern the great profile which the race has drawn on the pages of time.~James Mark Baldwin

Time History Great