The Problem of Reality in Psychology: Revisiting the Reality Concept in Oswald Külpe

Pablo Fossa
2018 Human Arenas  
In this work, I discuss the concept of reality developed by Oswald Külpe and the tensions that he demonstrates in the context of current psychological research. The relevance of the author for the origin of psychology and how its approaches are current in contemporary psychology is discussed. Through the review of his work Contribution to the history of the concept of reality, I conclude that the notions of reality that govern contemporary research in psychology maintain old tensions on the
more » ... temic basis of knowledge and our object of study. In this sense, I propose that returning to old reflections, as in the case of Külpe and the concept of reality, constitutes a fundamental aspect to guide future research in our discipline.
doi:10.1007/s42087-018-0002-1 fatcat:ppvbvzj4mzdmdb7xoouyzgs7ii