I'm grateful to the publishers for making this book available to Kindle readers at this low price. Still, it's annoying and distracting enough for me to often switch back to paper. For me the important omission is chapter 21 his chapter on perception and belief. You can scan them quickly and decide whether you want to read them or not. And there are many parts of the Kindle edition that have no typo for pages and pages. Once again, this sort of thing wouldn't matter much in a lighter book, and aren't really that fatal even here - James gives many examples of what he means, and so much of the book is deep into minutiae that you don't need to understand every little thing.
Missing chapters 6, 7 and 21. I was reading the Dover edition of this book when I bought my Kindle, so I actually have both hardcopy and digital versions to compare. This might be the greatest Kindle book in all of amazon. The Principles of Psychology Illustrated The book has an active table of contents for readers to access each chapter of the book. Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. Additionally, per the publisher's request, their name has been removed in some passages.
While many of James' premises made in this classic have been proven false, you will see greatly appreciate what James gives us in the field of psychology. The publisher has actually embedded the original hardcopy page numbers in the text - for example, the place in the text where p. You can browse or download additional books there. Sometimes a word is left out: for ex. If these important chapters are missing, what else is missing under the guise of having an active table of contents and a pretty picture on the front. In the Dover edition, these footnotes are, of course, at the bottom of the page.
I've been willing to revisit the second volume, particularly the discussion on will, and its relation to attention, and I was once more stunned by James accuracy and prescience. All in all, I can't say that I recommend reading the Principles of Psychology on this Kindle edition. I look forward to spending some time with it. I see there's another edition available for four times as much, but haven't tried it. For more information on the source of this book, or why it is available for free, please see. Normally, the author and publisher would be credited here.
In its current state it is far, far away from unusable. But you really wouldn't use the chapter headings that often, I think. This is a perfect compliment to textbooks on the history of psychology. This collection gathers together the works by Herbert Spencer in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! See the license for more details, but that basically means you can share this book as long as you credit the author but see below , don't make money from it, and do make it available to everyone else under the same terms. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.
. This book is licensed under a license. This book was accessible as of December 29, 2012, and it was downloaded then by in an effort to preserve the availability of this book. Spencer's reputation was not recovered for many years from the interpretative caricatures of many scholars, thus marginalizing him to the hinterlands of intellectual history. Fortunately, recent scholarship has begun restoring and repairing his legacy and theory. A third problem is that, as anyone familiar with this book knows, there are lots and lots of footnotes. While in today's standards, this classic may not be easy to read by many, those who are hardcore fans of psychology like myself fully appreciate the foundation contribution of American psychology this book offers.
They seem to come and go in drifts. Now you can highlight and have the benefits of kindel and amazon while reading and researching this greatest of all time master. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James. In the Kindle edition, they are at the end of the chapter, unlinked. However, there are problems with this edition which make it a little difficult to read. Based on the several releases of this work from various Kindle publishers I easily rate this one as the best I have seen.
During his lifetime he achieved tremendous authority, mainly in English-speaking academia. So, if James refers to something he says on a previous page, you can search it. At lease one of those is currently greater than four times the price of this release. Ideally, someone would go through this edition and fix all the typos, then create lots and lots of links all through it. The digital scanner messes up - well, I wouldn't say a whole lot, but enough to be annoying and at rare times to interfere with my understanding of the book. Then I switch back to the Kindle because it's so convenient. Carnegie interpreted Spencer's social theory as justifying merciless economic competition.