a priori principles of psychology

Indeed, Stumpf lists
some of these principles: “that everything mental is somehow directed toward
an object [toward something real, according to Brentano’s later conception]; that
each judgment includes presentations (1939, 160 f); that presentations underlie
all mental acts; that each act is directed toward a primary and a secondary object
(itself), and again toward itself in a threefold way, as in presenting, self-evident
judging, and loving or hating” (1939, 182). These principles are the core of the
phenomenology in the Logical Investigations; some of these principles, as we saw
earlier, are also evident in Ideas I. Stumpf also mentions his own contribution
to the formulation of axioms in his Raumbuch and Tonpsychologie, which, as we
noted, inspired several ideas for Husserl in his Logical Investigations, in particular
his theory of wholes and parts, in which several axioms are formulated (1939,

Denis Fisette, Stumpf and Husserl on Phenomenology and Descriptive Psychology

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