Accession Number : AD0616334

Title :   THE LOGICAL STRUCTURE OF MIND. AN INQUIRY INTO THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s) : VON Domarus,Eilhard ; mcCulloch,Warren S.

Report Date : MAR 1934

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The history of both physics and mathematics shows that the only escape from an antiquated metaphysic is into the metaphysic subsumed by the systematic context of the symbols requisite to convey experience in its achieved distinction. In the so-called mental sciences the necessity of this process becomes obtrusive. Chapter one of this paper is the description of it as obvious in psychology; chapter two, of its subtle appearance culminating in explicit formulation in physics. These chapters are intended to provide the systematic context for the symbols Mind and Matter. The notions intended are conjugate abstrata analyzing all entities concrete in experience. They are such that, on account of the giveness of fact, neither can be supposed without the other. Chapter three relates these notions so as to formulate, symbolically, 'Minding' and 'Mattering' as exhibited in the development of propositionalizing issuing in the logical structure of mind.

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGY, THEORY), (*PSYCHIATRY, THEORY), HUMANS, LANGUAGE, NERVOUS SYSTEM, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, STATISTICAL MECHANICS, BIOLOGY, BIOPHYSICS, RELATIVITY THEORY, EMBRYOLOGY, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), EMOTIONS, MENTAL DISORDERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE