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Science/James: Basic positions:
1. Primacy of observation
2. Science theory as a part of empirical psychology (basic techniques: identification and classifying association)
3. Criticism of Nominalism: Inductive classification reveals the "real identity of phenomena".
4. Scientific activity is useful problem solving.
Science/James: The knowledge stocks of the individual disciplines are provisional and have to resort to other disciplines. James, however, sticks to the postulate of unit science!
Science/James: Science, common sense and individual consciousness have one thing in common: they should increase the human adaptability._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996