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Sir Francis Bacon
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Empiricism - radical Empiricist
supported many unpopular causes, reviled for unorthodix religious views
for Hume, causality is not a primary quality
all emotions are founded on pain or pleasure
Because of Jewish persecution, his family fled from Spain to Holland, where he was born.
Argued against Descartes' dualism. There is no gulf between God and the world or mind and body.
He was refused scholarships and jobs because of his beliefs, but he would not change his position.
born in East Prussia (Germany)
Classified as a rationalist, but recognized that knowledge begins with experience.
analytic a priori vs. synthetic priori statements
problems associated with nationalism
self-interest serves as the primary basis for motivation
Sir Charles Bell
spinal nerves are specialized
Gall and Spurzheim
Character and personality traits are related to specific regions of the brain. It was also believed that the surface features of the skull can be used as a means of assessing character.
Broca's area - speech production
Wernicke's area - speech comprehension
Herman von Helmoltz
measured the speed of conduction of a nervous impulse
Sir Francis Galton
Charles Darwin's cousin
statistics - concept of correlation