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La Revanche De Gall (2020)


Discusses a poem by Thomas Hood (1799-1845), "Craniology," which is a paradigmatic example of parodying psychological faculties for being material things. Franz Joseph Gall’s (1758 –1828) term for organology was schädellehre, a German compound from schädel (skull, cranium, or pate) and lehre (teaching or doctrine). Craniology was used by some of Gall’s followers, but mostly his critics; phrenology was coined in 1815 by Thomas Forster. In "Craniology," his Horatian-exemplar poem, Hood ridicules Gall's materialism. The present author notes Gall's idea that there were both intellectual and emotional faculties, which resonates well with contemporary cognitive neuroscience models of the mind. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

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Authors & Contributors
Eling, Paul
Finger, Stanley
van Wyhe, John
Malabou, Catherine
Constable, Marianne
Davis, Whitney
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
British Journal for the History of Science
Jahrbuch für Europäische Wissenschaftskultur
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
University of California, Berkeley
Oxford University Press
Brain localization
Gall, Franz Joseph
Spurzheim, Johann Kaspar
Maine de Biran, François Pierre Gonthier
Blainville, Henri Marie Ducrotay de
Charcot, Jean Martin
Inaudi, Jacques
Great Britain
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
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