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An academy in crisis: The hiring of James Mark Baldwin and James Gibson Hume at the University of Toronto in 1889. (video documentary, 40 min.)

Green, Christopher D. (2003) An academy in crisis: The hiring of James Mark Baldwin and James Gibson Hume at the University of Toronto in 1889. (video documentary, 40 min.).

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Abstract

In 1889, George Paxton Young, the University of Toronto's philosophy professor, passed away suddenly while in the midst of a public debate over the merits of hiring Canadians in preference to American and British applicants for faculty positions. As a result, the process of replacing Young itself turned into a continuation of that argument, becoming quite vociferous and involving the popular press and the Ontario government. This article examines the intellectual, political, personal dynamics that were at work in the battle over Young's replacement and its eventual resolution. The outcome would have an impact both the Canadian intellectual scene and on the development of experimental psychology in North America.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:James Mark Baldwin, James Gibson Hume, University of Toronto, functionalism, experimental psychology, developmental psychology, evolution
Subjects:Theory > Philosophy
Chronology > 19th Century
History > Institutions
Psychology > Evolution
Geography > North America
Psychology > Child/Developmental
ID Code:225
Deposited By:Green, Christopher D.
Deposited On:06 October 2004
Alternative Locations:http://www.yorku.ca/christo/papers/pubs.htm#video