Lecture 4 Notes

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Published on 16 Feb 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC18H3
C18: Lecture 4
Phenomena before theory, big picture first
Humans must always be open to insight
Goethe takes these facts and puts them into the big picture
Genetic vs atomistic
Genetic does not mean genes, it means evolving over time
e.g. plants evolve over time
Dynamic vs mechanical
Concrete vs abstract
Work from events in the world
e.g. how can I do here maybe I can do better there
The term “fact
Active reporting, some kind of demonstration
Things that are observed
oPositive knowledge = you and I saw it together
oAn act of seeing
oPositivism requires observed facts
Emotion is the organized poled experience in the social situation
We are what weve been
Dilthey: made a distinction between natural science and human science
Natural:
oCause and effects
oIf this happens in your body then this happens, body as a
machine
Human:
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