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Spurzheim, J. G. (Johann Gaspar) 1776-1832

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Works: 259 works in 882 publications in 3 languages and 5,903 library holdings
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Classifications: BF870, 616.89
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Observations on the deranged manifestations of the mind, or insanity by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

52 editions published between 1817 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology, or, The doctrine of the mental phenomena by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

31 editions published between 1832 and 1855 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first publication presented to the English public under the title The Physiognomical System, contained several summary views of different branches of anthropology, which can be appreciated only after having been examined with great attention in all their details. Several chapters required more development, but the volume was already too large. I, therefore, after the second edition was sold, deemed it advisable to publish several chapters as separate works, and to give another arrangement to my English publications. In one volume, I gave an abstract of the anatomy of the brain,?in another, I treated of the deranged manifestations of the mind;?in a third, of the elementary principles of education, and I now publish two volumes on phrenology. In the first, I examine the physiological, and in the second the philosophical part of phrenology. Both these kinds of inquiries are inseparable from each other in the study of mental phenomena. We must first possess positive observations before we are allowed to reason but being acquainted with a sufficient number of facts, we may draw from them philosophical conclusions"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
A view of the elementary principles of education : founded on the study of the nature of man by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

39 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most important point in Anthropology, or the study of Man, is to acquire a knowledge of his Nature; and the next, to discover the mode in which his physical and mental constitution may be most advantageously improved. Men of eminent talents have considered the principles of education worthy of their attention; and many works have been already published on this subject. It may therefore be asked, Why should another be presented? Because education is still conducted in a manner very different from that in which it ought to be. Mankind has improved less than we could wish. "There are many books," says Helvetius, "many schools, but few persons of understanding; there are many maxims, but they are seldom applied; man is old, but still a child." New elucidations of this subject, therefore, are still wanting; and I hope I shall be able to suggest some new ideas upon it. As, however, many ancient and modern philosophers have examined this subject, several of my ideas may be found in other writings; but nowhere are they reduced to the principles which I have adopted, and arranged in the same order. I hope also to succeed in pointing out some new objects, interesting in themselves, and leading to important results. This, no doubt, will produce opposition. I am also aware of the active influence of prejudice, of old habits and selfish passions; but nothing shall deter me from communicating what appears to me to be founded on the immutable laws of the Creator. His authority is the only one I acknowledge in natural history. Truth is independent of time; it must prevail, though it excite the hatred of the ignorant, the weak, and the jealous. The reader is requested to bear in mind, that the language in which this treatise is composed, is to the Author a foreign one. A person so situated is not always a competent judge of the nicer shades of meaning attaching to the expressions which he employs; and from this circumstance, together with the difficulty of commanding words to convey his ideas properly, he is liable to be betrayed into a tone of abrupt and apparently authoritative writing, quite foreign to his wish and intention. To these causes the reader is requested to impute any thing in the manner of the following pages, which may appear not suited to the circumstances or the subject"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
The anatomy of the brain, with a general view of the nervous system by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

17 editions published between 1826 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education: its elementary principles, founded on the nature of man by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

27 editions published between 1847 and 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiognomical system of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim : founded on an anatomical and physiological examination of the nervous system in general and the brain in particular: and indicating the dispositions and manifestations of the mind by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

20 editions published between 1814 and 1915 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first publication presented to the English public under the title The Physiognomical System, contained several summary views of different branches of anthropology, which can be appreciated only after having been examined with great attention in all their details. Several chapters required more development, but the volume was already too large. I, therefore, after the second edition was sold, deemed it advisable to publish several chapters as separate works, and to give another arrangement to my English publications. In one volume, I gave an abstract of the anatomy of the brain, in another, I treated of the deranged manifestations of the mind; in a third, of the elementary principles of education, and I now publish two volumes on phrenology."--Preface. Spurzheim's Phrenology, or the doctrine of mental phenomena, 3rd American edition, 1835, vol 1, p. [5]
Observations sur la phraenologie; ou, La connaissance de l'homme moral et intellectuel, fondée sur les fonctions du système nerveux by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

14 editions published in 1818 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology, or the doctrine of the mental phenomena by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

5 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of phrenology : being also a manual of reference for the marked bust by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

8 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the objections made in Britain against the doctrines of Gall and Spurzheim by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

9 editions published between 1817 and 1980 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des dispositions innées de l'âme et de l'esprit, du matérialisme, du fatalisme et de la liberté morale, avec des réflexions sur l'éducation et sur la législation criminelle by F. J Gall( Book )

18 editions published between 1801 and 2006 in French and German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical catechism of the natural laws of man by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

11 editions published between 1826 and 1839 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of phrenology by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

11 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the philosophical principles of phrenology by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

9 editions published between 1825 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology in connexion with the study of physiognomy : illustration of characters, with thirty-five plates by J. G Spurzheim( Book )

6 editions published in 1833 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology : article of the foreign quarterly review by Richard Chenevix( Book )

2 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology, or, The doctrine of the mental phenomena, Vol. 2, Philosophical part by J. G Spurzheim( )

13 editions published between 1834 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient philosophers were, in general, metaphysicians, that is, they examined objects without the reach of observation; for instance, the primitive cause of the universe, the origin of beings, the cause of life, the nature of the soul, its immortality, &c. I incessantly repeat, that the aim of Phrenology is never to attempt pointing out what the mind is in itself, or its manner of acting, or its final destination. Phrenologists are observers of nature, and as such they examine only the manifestations of the mind and the circumstances under which these take place in this life. To prove Phrenology, a great mass of incontestable facts has been collected. This volume contains philosophical reflections, and inferences drawn from phrenological observations. It will be divided into eight sections. In the first I shall make remarks on various systems of mental philosophy: in the second I shall enumerate the fundamental powers of the mind which are ascertained by observation and admitted in Phrenology; state their aim, the disorders which may result from them, and the consequences of their inactivity: in the third, I shall discuss their origin: in the fourth, the conditions of their manifestations: in the fifth, the religious constitution of man: in the sixth, the moral constitution of man: in the seventh, I shall make some practical reflections; and, in the eighth, explain several philosophical expressions according to the fundamental powers of the mind"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Phrenological illustrations; or, An artist's view of the craniological system of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim by George Cruikshank( Book )

1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Education: its elementary principles, founded on the nature of man
Alternative Names
Johann Gaspar Spurzheim médecin allemand

Johann Gaspar Spurzheim medico tedesco

Johann Kaspar Spurzheim

Johann Spurzheim deutscher Autor und Arzt

Johann Spurzheim Duits arts (1776-1832)

Johann Spurzheim médico alemán

Spurzheim, G.

Spurzheim, G. 1776-1832

Spurzheim, G. (Gaspar), 1776-1832

Spurzheim Gaspar

Spurzheim, Gaspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Gaspard 1776-1832

Spurzheim, J. G.

Spurzheim, J.G. 1776-1832

Spurzheim Jean-Gaspard

Spurzheim, Jean-Gaspard 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johann C.

Spurzheim Johann Caspar

Spurzheim, Johann Caspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim Johann Christoph

Spurzheim, Johann Christoph 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johann Gaspar

Spurzheim, Johann Gaspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johann Kaspar

Spurzheim, Johann Kaspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johannes Caspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johannes Christoph 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johannes Gaspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim, Johannes Kaspar 1776-1832

Spurzheim Kaspar

Spurzheim, Kaspar 1776-1832

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