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Kurt Goldstein: a philosophical scientist

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Noppeney,  U
Research Group Cognitive Neuroimaging, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Noppeney, U. (2001). Kurt Goldstein: a philosophical scientist. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 10(1), 67-78. doi:10.1076/jhin.10.1.67.5626.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-E2CA-4
Abstract
Kurt Goldstein was one of the major proponents of the holistic movement which was opposed to the classical connectionist Wernicke-Lichtheim-Model in aphasiology at the beginning of the 20th century. Influenced by Kant, Husserl and Cassirer, his work goes beyond purely empirical research and approaches traditionally philosophical questions: How can we proceed from empirical data to a theory adequately reflecting reality? How can we understand man as mind and body? What is the relation between language and cognition? Goldstein