Studii de Istorie a Filosofiei Româneşti (Dec 2022)

Paralelismul psihofizic ca descriere și paralelismul psihofizic ca soluție

  • Mona Mamulea

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 18
pp. 79 – 90


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The PhD dissertation defended by Ion Petrovici in 1905 triggered criticism related to its sources, method and aim. Although the author made use of the term ‘psychophysical parallelism’ in the title – the critics reproached –, the work had nothing to do with scientific psychology. The following paper discusses the distinction between psychophysical parallelism as description and psychophysical parallelism as solution to the mind–body problem. Only the former can be considered a proper scien­tific approach.