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J Hist Behav Sci. 2002 Summer;38(3):247-53; discussion 255-7.

The depoliticization of Karl Lashley: A response to Dewsbury.

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  • 1Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, USA.


In this response to Donald Dewsbury's article, I address Dewsbury's criticisms of my interpretation of Karl Lashley by, first, disputing Dewsbury's characterization of my historiographic stance. I then go on to address Dewsbury's specific points, particularly regarding Lashley's racism and hereditarianism, which I argue are central to an understanding of the context of his science. I conclude by criticizing Dewsbury's proposed personality theory of Lashley on the grounds that it depoliticizes Lashley by psychologizing him.

Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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