Gustav Fechner and the soul of the world

A new article in Revista Helius will interest AHP readers: “Gustav Fechner and the soul of the world,” by Marcio Luiz Miotto. Abstract:

The present work intends to outline the notion of Panpsychism in Gustav Theodor Fechner’s philosophical project, especially from the analysis of the book Über die Seelenfrage, from 1861. For this purpose, the article restores the question of the relations between his philosophical project and the Psychophysics, since classical interpretations of Fechner generally view these two competencies as separate. Second, the article addresses historical questions about Fechner and Psychology (and about philosophy and science), as well as the importance of Naturphilosophie in his project. Finally, the analysis of Fechner’s arguments in defense of Panpsychism is carried out and the relations between this view and Psychophysics are analyzed again.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.