Philosophy and Cognitive Theories Essay by Master Researcher

Philosophy and Cognitive Theories
This paper discusses the philosophical works on cognitive processes before Ebbinghaus' times.
# 90454 | 2,025 words | 10 sources | 2006 | US

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The paper explains how in early theories that focused on cognitive processes, theorists used a philosophical approach to their work rather than a scientific approach that was based on physical study. Prior to the work of Ebbinghaus, there were several individuals in the field of philosophy that developed theories of memory and cognition. In the 1700s, David Hume wrote a "Treatise of Human Nature" in which he discussed his notions that within what he believed to be the matter of the mind there were both impressions and ideas.

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