Helmholtz (part 1)

Helmholtz (part 1) - Hermann Von Helmholtz(1821-1894...

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Hermann Von Helmholtz (1821-1894) Hermann Von Helmholtz was a renowned scientist of his time who made numerous contributions to a vast array of scientific fields. His family was well educated yet poor. His father studied multiple languages (Latin, Greek, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Arabic), philosophy, and literature and passed this knowledge down to his son. As Helmholtz grew older, he expressed an interest in science. However, because of insufficient funds he was unable to indulge in his interests. Instead, he studied medicine because he could receive financial support from the government. After receiving his MD, Helmholtz practiced as a surgeon in the Prussian army. After several years he was allowed to renounce his position and pursue the interests of his choice. Helmholtz explored and made contributions to many scientific fields including, but not limited, to philosophy and psychology. Empirical evidence is the foundation of science, and to no surprise, for Helmholtz, empirical evidence was the basis for his philosophy. He believed what he
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PSY 4391 taught by Professor Ginsburg during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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