The Philosophers Who Contrubuted to the Development of Behaviorism

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Behaviorism has its roots as far back as the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates (460-377 BCE), known as the father of medicine, developed humorism consisting of four humors that corresponded with four temperaments. Physicians and philosophers used this model with its four temperaments for many long years.
Socrates (469-339 BCE), Plato (427-347 BCE), and Aristotle (385-322 BCE) are often spoken of together due to the unique relationship they shared. Aristotle was the student of Plato, who was intern the student of Socrates, and it is their developments in philosophy, a precursor to modern psychology, that begin to lay the seeds for what would one day develop into behaviorism. Socrates began by teaching the need to examine in order to know truth,
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Behaviorism has its roots as far back as the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates (460-377 BCE), known as the father of medicine, developed humorism consisting of four humors that corresponded with four temperaments. Physicians and philosophers used this model with its four temperaments for many long years.
Socrates (469-339 BCE), Plato (427-347 BCE), and Aristotle (385-322 BCE) are often spoken of together due to the unique relationship they shared. Aristotle was the student of Plato, who was intern the student of Socrates, and it is their developments in philosophy, a precursor to modern psychology, that begin to lay the seeds for what would one day develop into behaviorism. Socrates began by teaching the need to examine in order to know truth, and contributed greatly in the development of ethics. From here Plato, a Rationalist, expands by stating that one must turn from sensation, and focus on reasoning. By the time Aristotle comes into his own, he has become an Empiricist, a key element in what would become behaviorism. He is also acknowledged by many to be the first scientist, a distinction that carries an obvious influence for scientists even today.
Galen (129-217 ACE), himself a physician and philosopher influenced by Hippocrates, went on to become known as possibly the greatest pundit of medical knowledge of his time, and for centuries following. It is important to remember that for all of his work in the medical field, Galen also considered himself a philosopher, and through