Insight into Value
An Exploration of the Premises of a Phenomenological Psychology
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This book presents a systematic working out of the basic concepts of phenomenological psychology through an interdisciplinary synthesis of gestalt psychology and existential phenomenological thought.
The author's theory returns to psychology's foundations and interrogates the psyche itself, applying it to the full range of human behavior as a living of value. This work is presented as a viable alternative to mainstream modern—Cartesian—psychology. The book's first half is devoted primarily to an examination of everyday meaning/value while the second half looks at the behavior of insight into meaning/value.
Andrew R. Fuller is Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York
"The work is thoroughly researched, meticulous in its scholarship, and at once critical and imaginatively interpretive. The genuine merit of the work consists in its contribution to interdisciplinary study bridging the disciplines of psychology and philosophy. " — Calvin O. Schrag
"Fuller challenges the basic assumptions of our most prevalent psychological theories. He correctly sees that the mechanistic program of the dominant view in psychology and cognitive science eliminates the distinctive reality of human experience. What is exceptionally rewarding in this book is the way Fuller blends the insights of Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty with gestalt psychologists to arrive at a distinctively original phenomenological program. " — Joseph S. Catalano