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University of Toronto St. George
Irving Zeitlin

rd th 3 and 4 prag heway and mead All great greatest philo in 20 century james important in European philosophy What a thinker is proposing is what they are arguing against What dewey and mead refute and repudiate, impulse and doubt and habit For school against is instinctualism and behaviorism, mead. 3 school is idealism Instinctulism, time in historiy of psych instincts so long not explaining anything at all, thinkers instinct waste basket term, according to that school, instinct biologically rooted mechanism tells ind how to behave in specific circumstances applies to animals as well, mammals there is no such thing as an instinct example hunting, mother bear fishes and hunts for the cubs didnt teach them never know how to do it, hunting with carnviores I very precarious, puma very swift, with cubs and hogs over, no predatoriar carnivore comes running at them first stealth, goes for cubs father mother see her and break her tail, illustrates its precarious go a day or two without success, carnoivores in captivaty led out very hungry they wont know what to do, wolves and hyenas no single wolf bring down one moose Instincts list a few, Self preservation, there is and there isnt, we prefer life over death yet suicide occur, quite possible lose desire to live and take own lives suggests cant be contradiced, Sexual instinct, estrous cycle, basically heat arouses male has sexual intercourse must true not have it at any other time, sense there is a cycle when there is going to be sexual intercourse, trial and error, not quite not know how to behave learning needs to occur, humans no biological cycle, man women dont wan
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