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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: June 2019

8 - Individuality, the Self and Concepts of Mind

Summary

Friedrich Nietzsche, writing in the 1880s, foretold a time when ‘psychology shall be recognized again as the queen of the sciences, for whose service and preparation the other sciences exist’. As always with this ‘dancing’ philosopher, the statement invites different interpretations. It seems to say that psychology is the end point of knowledge, yet it gives no hint as to what this psychology is.