ELEMENTS the PSYCHOPHYSICS 01 English Gustav Theodor Fechner.pdf


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proven experimental. The mathematical function on the other hand, which is the most
common and most important case of application of our MaƟprinzips is also already
long ago by various mathematicians, physicists and philosophers, such as Bernoulli
(Laplace, Poisson), Euler (Herbart, Drobisch), crystal healing (Pogson) for special ,
to be attributed to psychophysics, cases based on this law and reproduced or accepted
by other researchers.
According to this, our psychic measure is in fact only generalization on one side,
and on the other the clear statement of what already existed, in its meaning as psychic
measure. The reference to this is likely to do something to lessen distrust, which may
arouse the announcement of such a measure from the outset. The problem of this is in
fact not the problem of squaring the circle or perpetual motion, but is actually solved
by researchers whose name is a guarantee of the validity of the solution.
Having thought of the merits of earlier explorers concerning the main subject of
this work, I would miss a principal duty if I did not wish to commemorate the support
and encouragement which I found in my investigation by Volkmann. The willingness
of this ingenious and fine researcher to respond to the interests of this investigation,
which, by the way, has led him far beyond the demands first made by it, and the
growth which has grown into the experiential documents of this document, obliges
me in the In fact, thank you.
At the same time, however, I venture to assert it as a favorable sign of the principle
and character of the doctrine of this document, that it not only provides support in
exact investigations of the most excellent investigators, but also provides points of
contact for such. In fact, apart from the theoretical and experimental investigations on
which it is based, and which have already attached themselves to it, there has often
been sufficient occasion in the course of this document to point to investigations to be
made in the future or to be continued, some of which is in the further development of
psychophysical measurements are necessary, partly entering into the applications of
the same, and, notwithstanding some of great interest, without the view of this
doctrine they would not have presented themselves. The psychophysical experiment,
finding hitherto only a passing place in the physical, now physiological experimental
room, now occupies its own room, its own apparatus, its own methods. Nor is it
unquestionable that the more it is cultivated, the wider the field of these
investigations will be. And so I look less for the main fruit of our investigation so far
in the one she has worn so far than the one she promises to wear once. What is here is
a poor beginning of a beginning. that the more it is cultivated, the more the area of
these investigations will expand. And so I look less for the main fruit of our
investigation so far in the one she has worn so far than the one she promises to wear
once. What is here is a poor beginning of a beginning. that the more it is cultivated,
the more the area of these investigations will expand. And so I look less for the main
fruit of our investigation so far in the one she has worn so far than the one she
promises to wear once. What is here is a poor beginning of a beginning.
As to the way in which mathematics is introduced in this text, and will occupy it in
particular in the following parts, I wish that mathematicians wish to write these