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Principles of Topological Psychology

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
ebook, 260 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Munshi Press (first published March 15th 2007)
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Brett Kistler
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When we use language that refers to "the core of a person", a "psychological barrier", personality dimensions such as "openness" or a "rigid belief structure", we're speaking in topological terms. In this sense, Topological Psychology has always existed in a primitive form as a tool we use to construct our theory of mind. We use such principles naturally when we attempt to describe psychological states, yet we are quick to look to specific psychological content in search of the rules governing b ...more
Nixie
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Strikingly beautiful combination of highly abstract maths and psychology, but I found the book rather difficult to follow because of the language used and the overall structure.
Nicolas
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating ideas on psychology, he's not just copying the superficial forms of mathematics and applying them blindly to psychology. He is instead working through the methods that are used to construct a very specific type of mathematics, topology, and using the same method to construct a comparable logical foundational structure for psychology. The concept of “Life Space” by itself is fascinating. It is a bold enterprise overall.

While he provides ample explanations for those who are unfamiliar
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Hamilton Carvalho
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The concept of life space is discussed in this book along with related concepts. It is unfair to evaluate it by current scientific standards. Overall, an arid but interesting reading.
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