Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Sigmund Freud

How are psychology and philosophy related?

Up until the nineteenth century, no clear distinction was made between philosophy of mind and psychology. The science of psychology did not yet exist in its own right until the early twentieth century. Early historical figures in the science of psychology, such as Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), are of interest to philosophers because their theories of the human mind changed ideas about human nature in ways that philosophers had to take into account.


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