Coles, Robert
March 1978
New Republic;3/18/78, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p35
The article talks about Jean Piaget, a Swiss psychologist who insists on being known as a philosopher. The author states that until this century, psychology was predominantly a province of philosophy and theology. He cites the book "The Essential Piaget," which was edited by Howard Gruber and J. Jacques Voneche. The author profiles Piaget, who gradually moves from biology to child psychology.


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