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Wilhelm Wundt
(16 Aug 1832 - 31 Aug 1920)

German psychologist and physiologist who established the first laboratory for experimental psychology.


Wilhelm Wundt Quotes on Mind (6 quotes)

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From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large.
— Wilhelm Wundt
Science quotes on:  |  Back (391)  |  Beginning (305)  |  Hypothesis (296)  |  Large (394)  |  Life (1799)  |  Mental (177)  |  Mind (1339)  |  Must (1526)  |  Observation (560)  |  Regard (304)  |  Standpoint (28)

In Aristotle the mind, regarded as the principle of life, divides into nutrition, sensation, and faculty of thought, corresponding to the inner most important stages in the succession of vital phenomena.
— Wilhelm Wundt
Science quotes on:  |  Aristotle (173)  |  Divide (76)  |  Inner (71)  |  Life (1799)  |  Mind (1339)  |  Most (1729)  |  Nutrition (23)  |  Principle (510)  |  Regard (304)  |  Sensation (57)  |  Stage (143)  |  Succession (77)  |  Thought (954)  |  Vital (85)

Our mind is so fortunately equipped, that it brings us the most important bases for our thoughts without our having the least knowledge of this work of elaboration. Only the results of it become unconscious.
— Wilhelm Wundt
cit. L.L. Whyte The Unconscious Before Freud (1960)
Science quotes on:  |  Base (117)  |  Become (815)  |  Elaboration (11)  |  Equipped (17)  |  Knowledge (1536)  |  Mind (1339)  |  Most (1729)  |  Result (678)  |  Thought (954)  |  Work (1351)

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.
— Wilhelm Wundt
Science quotes on:  |  Consciousness (123)  |  Mind (1339)  |  Naive (13)  |  Psychology (154)  |  Reflection (91)  |  Spirit (265)

The animal kingdom exhibits a series of mental developments which may be regarded as antecedents to the mental development of man, for the mental life of animals shows itself to be throughout, in its elements and in the general laws governing the combination of the elements, the same as the mental life of man.
— Wilhelm Wundt
Outline of Psychology (1902)
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The distinguishing characteristics of mind are of a subjective sort; we know them only from the contents of our own consciousness.
— Wilhelm Wundt
Science quotes on:  |  Characteristic (148)  |  Consciousness (123)  |  Know (1519)  |  Mind (1339)  |  Psychology (154)  |  Subjective (19)


See also:
  • 16 Aug - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Wundt's birth.
  • Wilhelm Wundt in History: The Making of a Scientific Psychology, by David K. Robinson. - book suggestion.

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