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Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life In Science

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First scholarly biography of Pavlov in any languageDemonstrates that Pavlov's research on conditional reflexes was widely misinterpreted during his lifetime and afterwards, and that English-language translations-editions of Pavlov's work were quite misleading about his goals and methodologyReveals and analyzes in detail Pavlov's conflicted and evolving relationship with the Bolsheviks from 1917-1936Author had unique access to many archival sources, including Pavlov's two final manuscripts, which he never published: one radically revised his longstanding view of the place of the conditional reflex in psychology; the other was a psychologically-revealing essay on science, religion, and BolshevismFirst discussion in English (and first systematic analysis anywhere) of Pavlov's relationship to his lover and most important scientific collaborator during the years 1912-1936, Mariia Kapitonovna Petrova

Author: Todes Daniel P.
Pages: 855
ISBN: 9780199925193
Cover: Hardback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2014

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